How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Tom Your Own Question
Tom, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Lexus
Satisfied Customers: 25955
Experience:  ASE Certified Master Technician qualified to work on all makes and models.
Type Your Lexus Question Here...
Tom is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Does my 2002 Lexus RX300 have an interference engine?

Customer Question

Does my 2002 Lexus RX300 have an interference engine?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Tom replied 6 years ago.
This is a non interference engine .
Tom and 2 other Lexus Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
How come my Lexus dearler and past Lexus service manager who now is my current mechanic tell me that I do have an interference engine?
Expert:  Tom replied 6 years ago.
2000 and above have non interference motors . Your Rx300 has the 1mz-fe engine in it, this is a NON-INTERFERENCE engine, if the timing belt breaks yes the engine will cut off and not run and you will be stranded but this will NOT damage the engine. THis applies to all Rx300's and Rx330's.
Hoped this helped . Positive feedback and bonuses greatly appreciated.