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2009 Toyota Highlander starts but dies, and after ramming the moter adventually will start after 3 or 4 tries. But TRAC light and check engine light stays on.

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You would first need to have the computer scanned for trouble codes. The trac and check engine lights are on because the computer has found a problem with the engine and that can affect traction control.
It could be a fuel pump or a long list of other things.

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

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    Ray Berry Apr 29, 2014

    the first thing I would do is to check the throttle bore butterfly for carbon build-up. remove the air intake hose at the plenum or (where it connects to the engine) if you see black looking substance around the butterfly, clean it with throttle bore cleaner that can be purchased at your local parts store. Spray it thoroughly woth cleaner and then use an old sock ; and wrap it around one finger and srpay it until it is soaking wet and wipe the area clean. (DO NOT GET CLEANER ON YOUR PAINT OR PLASTIC) This should cure the cold stalling problem. good luck; Mr. Berry A.S.E. Master Technician for 33 yrs.

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to reset for a momentany malfuntion,disconnect the negative battery terminal few minutes, reconnect,start engine and drive to check

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Hi! As a first course of action please try this... Open the hood and remove the positive battery connector and let it sit for atleast 5mins. This should reset the system and resolve the fuel pump problem. Reconnect the battery connector after 5mins. then see how it goes. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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VSC lights always go on during a "Check engine" period so just get the engine fault code and DIY or go to a TRUSTED mechanic (or someone you trust goes to).It is likely an emissions problem.

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SOURCE: The check engine light, VSC light and Trac control

2000 toyota highlander just had oil changed and VSC lightis on.
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