1999 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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1999 Lexus ES 300 Overview

The 1999 Lexus ES 300 received some new engine technology and additional power options like one-touch front windows and moon roof. Vehicle Skid Control was also an option. For some time, Lexus had been on a mission to boost the ES's image, and erase its Camry-based reputation. Despite some thorough restyling in earlier years, some critics still haunted the ES 300 with comparisons. Although many luxury features were still considered to be add-ons, a more refined interior bared little resemblance to any Toyota sedan except the Avalon.
Variable Vavle Timing Technology was the most significant piece of news for 1999. In its abbreviation, VVT-i, the i stood for intelligence. How so? This new system not only boosted horsepower and performance, but it also limited emissions and improved fuel economy. Torque was bumped from 210 to 220 pound-feet, and horsepower rose from 200 to 210. The performance data would show that the new ES was slower (0-60 mph time is up half a second), but that can be attributed to new performance test methods. The front wheel drive, automatic transmission sedan was also good for 19 mpg in city driving and 26 on the highway.
Despite a performance boost, the ES was still marked for its reliability and comfort by owners. Admittedly, the Lexus GS 300 was better suited for those seeking a true sports sedan. The ES was described over and over as a nice "family car." However, the ES 300 offers the "family" much more than other cars that are tagged with such a label. By now, many 1999 ESs have reached 100,000 virtually trouble free miles, and throughout that run owners have enjoyed its style, amenities, and ability. The steering was one area that many drivers wanted to see improved.

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    I Have A 99 Lexus Es300 And Have Varable Timing System Malfunction.

    I have a 99 lexus es300 and have varable timing system malfunction codes and misfires. I also gave check engine light on, abs light and trac off flashing. Help I need to know what to do to fix it.

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    Lesxus Es300 Shaking When I Stop Or Slow Down?

    I have a 99 lexus es300 and the mechanic I go to "supposely" replaced the sensors in Nov. 2013. It was ok for a while, but now when I go up to a certain speed or car gets warmed it begans to shake ...

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    1999 Lexus ES300 failed smog test because the guy thinks the glue on this part makes it look like the part has been modified. It passed all the other tests. Told me I have to replace the part with...

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    Ran Good.then Lost Power But Running.. Changed Knock Sensors2 Now It Turns...

    Changed 2knock sensor check the crank and cam sensors

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    I was driving my car everything was fine gave it gas to haul ass and it lost all power. It will turn over and act like it wants to start but it won't..I'm getting gas through my lines. And filter

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