1998 — 2003 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Lexus RX 300
+ Lexus RX-300 cars
- Governing bodies and methods of operation
   + Access, protection
   + Elements of security systems
   + Car equipment, arrangement of devices and governing bodies
   + Devices of ensuring comfort
   - Methods of operation and auxiliary systems
      Start of the engine and start of motion
      Management of automatic transmission (AT)
      Brake system
      Gidrousiletil of steering
      Features of operation of the cars equipped with the catalytic converter
      Towage of the trailer
+ Settings and routine maintenance of the car
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems of the engine, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
+ Automatic transmission and interaxal differential
+ Transmission line
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schematic diagrams of electric connections


Methods of operation and auxiliary systems

Start of the engine and start of motion

Preparation for a trip on the car


  1. Before getting into the car make sure that its glasses, a mirror and light devices pure. Check a condition of wheels, glance under the car and make sure of lack of leak of liquids. Before the movement by a backing make sure that behind the car there are no obstacles.
  2. Check levels of working liquids of the engine (motive oil, cooling liquid, brake fluid and liquid of the drive of coupling), and also level of liquid of washers of glasses according to the schedule of maintenance (see the Head Nastroyki and routine maintenance of the car).
  3. Having settled down in the car, execute the following operations:
    • Close all doors and block their locks;
    • Adjust the provision of a seat (see Elements of security systems) and external rear-view mirrors;
    • Make sure of operability of external lighting fixtures;
    • Check operation of devices;
    • At turn of the ignition key in the provision of "ON" check serviceability of operation To/L, the devices located on a combination;
    • Release the parking brake and make sure that To/L the brake system went out.

Requirements to a physical condition of the driver

Do not drive the drunk car since alcohol breaks purity of consciousness, sight and coordination of movements.

Do not drive the car after drug intake, reducing attention, or increasing drowsiness, and also in a disease and tired state.

Driving in the states stated above can lead to controllability loss by the car and to road accident emergence.

Start of the engine

Between unsuccessful attempts of start of the engine it is necessary to wait about 30 seconds not to damage a starter.

The starter will not work if the lever of the selector is not in situation "P" or "N". After a long break in use of the car at start of the engine can be служен excessive noise which has to disappear at achievement by the engine of normal working temperature.


  1. For a start make sure that the parking brake is completely cocked, and all auxiliary systems are switched off.
  2. Move the lever of the selector of the AT modes in situation "P" or "N" and completely squeeze out a brake pedal.
  3. Turn the ignition key in situation "START" and hold it until the engine is started (but no more than 30 seconds) then release the ignition key, - it has to return to the provision of "ON".
  4. If the engine decayed after start attempt, repeat the procedure described above once again.
  5. Before a start of motion let's the engine work on single turns some time (from 10 seconds to several minutes, depending on ambient temperature).

Irrespective of engine temperature at its start it is not necessary to press the accelerator pedal.

If the engine decayed at the movement of the car, do not try to move the lever of the selector of the AT modes to situation "P". Instead (if road conditions allow) include neutral transfer and try to start the engine again.

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