Never forget, anything that has Lexus nameplate on it will cost you an arm and leg. I tried to get in with another local mechanic that everyone swears by, but they are booked out for 2 weeks. Remove the wrench and remove the serpentine belt. I reasoned my alternator may have been out and I was surviving on battery power. At this point I imagine it's all connected though. By actively helping the moderators with this you ensure that the community continues to be a worthwhile and knowledgeable resource for car repairs. They follow Alldata and I have 3 accounts with it.
I did try to search but couldn't find a thread related to this. Or someone mentioned the valve cover cap? Actual repair costs will vary based upon labor rates, time required for repair, actual parts used, your vehicle condition or other circumstances pertinent to your particular repair job. Block the rear wheels with blocks or wheel chocks. Also posted this on the wrong thread - sorry. At this point we all have a hard time believing the alt just died so we called the expert.
Check tyranny connections, all good. Step 4 - Install new belt Study the diagram in Figure 5 below to be sure the belt is installed in the correct orientation. There was nothing to indicate it was in limp mode, no warning lights just wouldn't pull. Read the following guidelines, and if you think it still is relevant, message the mods to free it from the spam filter. By making a good attempt to narrow down where and what may be causing the problem you save those trying to help many steps in diagnosing the problem. You must remove the v-belt or you'll never get the alternator out.
We've got a complete, step-by-step guide on how to get the job done, no matter what your skill level. The serpentine belt should be replaced every 50-75k miles or when it starts to lose pieces of itself. If you are looking for a replacement alternator for a Lexus vehicle, try getting the part number from the Lexus dealership and having your local Toyota dealership check the number against their system. When it does get jumped and runs, everything charges up the way it should - it just doesn't maintain charge. I boughtr car at 12,000 miles and downshifted extensively to brake so as to preserve brakes. I'll check that line when I figure out which one it is.
Park the car on flat ground. I know this sounds insultingly simple but I have had it bite me in the ass on a contour before. Didn't wanting them to do any other work. Then when you probe the alternator connection, you will see if it is a bad wire, because you can have 12V but a bad wire or alternate path will appear like 12V until under load. Most repairs have already been covered multiple times somewhere in great depth that will satisfy your needs.
But here's another example for you. I do know that it seems the '07s have had more problems but they improved on some of the bugs through the '12 model year. Step 2 - Remove access panels Remove the two screws holding on the apron seal access cover, located to the right of the shock tower in the passenger side wheel well. Never forget, anything that has Lexus nameplate on it will cost you an arm and leg. And yes they are way too damn complicated! Mobile mechs on the other hand are not. They follow Alldata and I have 3 accounts with it. I had to charge the battery and only after that step did the cluster battery light went away.
But no charging is occurring. You need to tighten the tensioner bolt back up counter-clockwise and then pivot it enough to put a pin 5mm hex key or something similar to hold it. Since then belts have squeaked a few times and again for a minute only and not from cold. I know that this thread is 2+ years old but I am stuck. The next day I got the car started after charging the battery. If it does go bad, here's how to replace it.
I have considered ordering a rebuilt alternator through a vendor, but think it will likely be a waste of money because it seems there is likely a larger problem at play. The camera will go dark,. The battery provides the initial voltage and amperage to crank over the engine, afterwards the alternator takes over in generating the power needed to run the electrical systems in the vehicle. The ride is comfortable, but no better than its competitors. Did you check this wire for power? If the belt fails and breaks, you can't go anywhere because you'll lose your alternator.
I've noticed that the numbers on the clock are not displaying quite right; there are bits of other number parts remaining when there shouldn't be if that makes sense. Be prepared and have your 5mm hex key handy. There might be a hidden maxi-fuse somewhere on this wire that is blown. Yesterday got in it to leave work at 5pm and got the squeak but also the red battery light was on for the first time so I turned off all the power hungry items. Sounds dumb but you never know. Repair Cost Estimator is to be used for informational purposes only and is only intended to serve as a general guide. Once the belt is on all but that one, you can use the socket to rotate it counter-clockwise again, remove the hex key, and then slide the belt into place more easily.