Lexus 2002 ES 300 RED Oil Light ON and then Engine Light ON


Asked by Jan 19, 2016 at 02:52 PM about the 2002 Lexus ES 300 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 es 300 lexus with 157K miles. While driving RED oil light on,
engine light on and stops suddenly. Engine doesn't start at all. took to Service
center told needs new engine. tried to start it--dead-- should I replace engine?
--- please advise

2 Answers

Tom Demyan

So the light came on and you continued to drive and then the engine seized or did you pull off the road right away? You might have lost oil pressure and or had no oil in the engine and it seized. So you need a new engine. Unless the car is in immaculate shape, cost wise, I consider selling. IT's worth about $5K. See if you can find a used engine, save you some $$$. I'd check the oil at least once a week on an older car, don't rely on the dash warning lights.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

If the red oil light was on and you were still driving it, then yes, I would say the motor is definetly destroyed. Also, if the red oil light suddenly came on and then the motor stopped then again yes, I would say the motor is destroyed. A used motor installed should cost you $2500 to $4000 depending on the mileage of the motor you are replacing it with and the mechanic you get to install it. If the car is in great shape, then I would invest the money, but if it has seen better days, then I would just invest the $2500 to $4000 in a different car.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Lexus ES 300 Questions

Lexus ES 300 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,030
#2 Scott Vetter
Scott Vetter
Reputation 390
#3 rockajean
Reputation 380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus ES 330"
51 Great Deals out of 1,364 listings starting at $2,500
Used Lexus GS 300"
25 Great Deals out of 1,000 listings starting at $3,200
Used Toyota Camry"
1,653 Great Deals out of 98,470 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Accord"
1,315 Great Deals out of 78,660 listings starting at $1,395
Used Lexus IS 300"
11 Great Deals out of 1,592 listings starting at $2,700
Used Lexus RX 300"
29 Great Deals out of 1,066 listings starting at $2,363
Used Toyota Avalon"
373 Great Deals out of 17,485 listings starting at $1,195
Used Acura TL"
292 Great Deals out of 6,962 listings starting at $2,395
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,618 Great Deals out of 39,936 listings starting at $1,500
Used Lexus LS 430"
53 Great Deals out of 1,005 listings starting at $4,499

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Lexus ES 300 Base For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 302 listings starting at $2,499
2002 Lexus ES 300 Base For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 313 listings starting at $1,500