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I bought my 2001 IS300(Diamond white pearl with 16k miles) at a salvage auction with clean title. The car seems fine, it was an undercarriage problem. The car got stolen and the theives ran it into a tree. The frame where the condenser is pushed in about 2 inches as with the condenser and radiator. That is all fixed now but I have one concern. The motor is making like a clanking sound when you turn the engine on. Then when the engine warms up that clanking sound deathens but if you press the gas pedal that sound comes back but louder. I drove that car around and when your off the throttle, everything sounds fine but once you get back on the throttle, the clanking sound comes back. There is no damage or scratch to the motor and the motor runs very strong as new. This problem seems to be internal engine problem. I was just wondering if anyone has ever had this type of problem and how to fix? And if its internal engine problem, do you think the dealer might fix it under warranty? Any suggestions would help from mechanics or anyone that knows alot about this IS300. Any Colorado mechanics with IS300 experience? Thanks for listening.
 

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how do you buy it at a salvage auction with a clean title? and how much did you pay for it, anyways, most likely (if your description is right) the motor has a rod knock and you are fucked. a new motor should only be about 8 grand, i guess you win some and you lose some.

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I bought my 2001 IS300(Diamond white pearl with 16k miles) at a salvage auction with clean title. The car seems fine, it was an undercarriage problem. The car got stolen and the theives ran it into a tree. The frame where the condenser is pushed in about 2 inches as with the condenser and radiator. That is all fixed now but I have one concern. The motor is making like a clanking sound when you turn the engine on. Then when the engine warms up that clanking sound deathens but if you press the gas pedal that sound comes back but louder. I drove that car around and when your off the throttle, everything sounds fine but once you get back on the throttle, the clanking sound comes back. There is no damage or scratch to the motor and the motor runs very strong as new. This problem seems to be internal engine problem. I was just wondering if anyone has ever had this type of problem and how to fix? And if its internal engine problem, do you think the dealer might fix it under warranty? Any suggestions would help from mechanics or anyone that knows alot about this IS300. Any Colorado mechanics with IS300 experience? Thanks for listening.
 

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I paid $17900 for it. Its got all the options available to it including the navigation system. It couldnt have thrown a rod with 16k miles. Theres got to be something else wrong with it. I remember reading something on here about an ecu reflash when getting a clunking sound.
 

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I could be missing something

why can't you take it in and have dealer fix it under warrantee? Just because you did not buy it new does not mean the power train warrantee is not valid...

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I paid $17900 for it. Its got all the options available to it including the navigation system. It couldnt have thrown a rod with 16k miles. Theres got to be something else wrong with it. I remember reading something on here about an ecu reflash when getting a clunking sound.
a 2001 with nav?
 

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Man, I cant believe theres no one here with any mechanical experience or advise, alot of sarcasm though. :roll:
 

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you could have got a salvage car for under 12K

I kid you not, you will not be able to find a 2001 IS300 (fully loaded) with clean title/16,000 miles for $17,000. Kelly's blue book value is $28,750. Its just making a clunking noise when you rev. As soon as I finish the repairs I will take this into the dealer to see what exactly is wrong with it. And see if they will cover it under warranty. The accident only bent the A/C condenser and a little cut under the bumper. The engine looks fine as there is no damage to the engine. I feel this should still be under warranty if its just internal engine problem. I have bought many cars at auctions that are a total loss and the engine is fine. This is the only first out of the many hundred batch that I have bought that has had this problem.
 
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