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In the video above, we show you how to fix minor oil leaks in your 2002 Lexus ES300. We will show you specifically how to determine if the fluid leaking from your ES300 is oil, check your oil level and fix the oil leak using stop leak. Extremely low oil levels can critically damage your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the 2002 ES300s with the 3.0 liter engine are often due to a bad seal in the drain plug - the metal washer in your drain plug can only be tightened a few times before it loses its ability to seal and should be replaced periodically to prevent leaking. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your ES300, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim.
Fixing minor oil leaks is fairly straightforward, but first, make sure that your engine is cold and that your ES300 is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low. Check our What is Leaking? video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your ES300 if you are unsure.
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L V6
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L V6
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L V6
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L V6
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L V6
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L V6