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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$775.00
Average Mileage:
103,756 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace main seal (1 reports)
  2. use synthetic oil which fixes the leak after a few months (1 reports)
2001 Lexus RX 300 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Lexus RX 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102013

RX 300 3.0L 4wd

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,847 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My rx300 had an oil leak between the engine and trans (main rear seal leak).

Was running on semi synthetic oil. Leaking a few drops of oil on the driveway wherever it was parked and always a drop hanging, didn't really use much oil.

Replacing the oil with Castro Edge full synthetic 5w30 fixed this problem. At first the leak is a bit worse. Then overtime (about 6 months or so), the oil either cleans up the seal or conditions/expands it, or both. No more leak

Worth a shot.

- , Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand

problem #1

Sep 012012

RX 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,664 miles

Yep…. once again I'm pouring good money into a lemon. I got 4 bids ranging from $4000 to $900. I never take the cheapest or most expensive so I went with a referral. Took them over a week to get this done. Was a $7.50 part with the remaining cost in Labor. Yes, you read that correctly. The engine had to be completely pulled to get this one fixed.

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

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