Hello Scotty, I am currently watching your video on YouTube, and found your email address. I wished I had found your channel before I bought this 1999 Lexus es300 with 160,450miles on it. It’s such a headache. The seller claimed he sells it on behalf of his in law. Well.. Here is what he put on Craigslist

“I am helping my in laws sell their 1999 Lexus ES 300 Coach Edition. This is a very clean ES for the year, very reliable, and very safe. Meticulously maintained (just had a service, new alternator, and new power steering rack recently), detailed every 6 months, washed twice a week. Diamond White Metallic exterior with Tan leather interior. 1 Family owned, clean title, no salvage, registration up to date til 2020! Engine runs strong and very smooth (as a Lexus should) not to mention it gets excellent gas mileage (over 26 mpg)! Highway mileage has been babied at 160k with mostly trips from OC to San Francisco! This is low miles for a Lexus/Toyota engine as these 6 cylinder engines are bullet proof and can easily do 300k-400k miles on the same engine and transmission! This ES 300 has an automatic transmission that shifts perfectly. A/C blows super cold and heater is hot. Audio system is the upgraded factory Premium AM/FM/Cassette w/factory subwoofer, power everything (all windows and door locks work!), etc! You won't find a luxury sedan this clean and this reliable for this price anywhere. Comes with full owner's manual and 2 sets of keys! Why buy a cheap brand when you can have a Lexus for the same price or less? First to see will buy! Their loss, your gain! Serious buyers only with cash in hand only please, no lowballers, no flakes. Please text for quickest response. Compare to: BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Cadillac, Lincoln, Infiniti, Audi, Acura, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Volkswagen,”

So I paid $2500 for it, and when I took it to smog check, there were two code p0325 and p0330 so it failed, could you please advise me what to be expected when I look for a good mechanic to repair it? Please please, thank you in advance!

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Techsus
Techsus

Those are two Knock Sensor Codes. You'd likely be able to DIY that Sensor yourself. I DIY'd mine. Easy. Let go of the loquacious flaky Seller and put the love on your Lexus. Your Chilton's, Haynes will show you where those Sensors are. Pray it's just a simple R&R. If you don't have a repair manual for it, buy one. Or cheap $29.99/ yr. subscribe to ALLDATADIY.com. AutoZone will print out a diagram for you too. Don't be bitter. Embrace that fine hunk of Toyota craftsmanship and clear those Codes. P.S. Make sure you buy OEM genuine Toyota parts! I don't think you need a mechanic on this, yet. Watch Scotty videos, lesrn more DIY.

Techsus
Techsus

"Helping my in-laws" is the first clue to your History Mystery.

Jackofall
Jackofall

Sounds like a fake private owner, flipper, when u buy your next car make sure you talk to the person who's name is on title.