My girlfriend has a 2001 Lexus ES300 with 160,000 miles. She’s been having starting problems at least once a week for half a year. I’ve notice when the weather is cool or cold, that’s when it really had a hard time starting. I checked the battery, it was good. Took a look at the spark plugs, still good but changed them anyways, didn’t solve the problem. Thought maybe it needs a tune up so I had that done, a week later, same problem. So I decided not to waste any more time and money, I took it to my mechanic. He took a look and told me the starting problem is very common for the 1992 – 2001 Lexus ES300 and the 1992 – 2001 Toyota Camry V6. He told me it’s not a cheap fix.
My mechanic told me its the “Idle Control Valve” that needs to be replaced. I went online and did some research and to my surprised, he was right about ES300 and the Camry having start up problems. I saw threads on forums and blogs about it. Everyone asking what the problem was, and I saw how many people tried so many different fix that weren’t the right fix. Which they end up wasting money. Even the people that took it to the Lexus/Toyota dealers didn’t know what was wrong with their cars. So I gave it a shot, lucky our company carries this part for my girlfriends car. She plans to keep the car for awhile so it was worth to get it fixed. I got the part and had my mechanic install it, this is something that is not easy to do it yourself. He charged me $150.00 for the labor. Had it installed and 4 months later and now the car has 170,000 miles, never once did it have the starting problem. WHOOOHOOO!!!
-Idle Control Valve
-Idle Control Valve Gasket
-Throttle Body Gasket
So if you need the “Idle Control Valve & Gasket” we do carry it and sell it for $220.00 shipped (retail price: $250.00 not shipped) . We don’t carry the Throttle Body Gasket, ask your mechanic to order it for you. Give us a call if you would like to order this from us:
and ask for Kit Davis, extension 7004 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to call/email. We also carry replacement brake rotors and brake pads for this car or any other car. Please check out our website at www.R1concepts.com where we are….. STOPPING THE WORLD!