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My Trac Off warning light came on, then minutes later the engine died and I coasted to a stop. The warning light stayed on and the engine wouldn't restart except for just a few seconds before dying again. I pushed the ETS button as the manual suggested but it did not work. Any advice before I put it in the shop? I have had no problems with my car before this!

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Those 3 lights mean you have a bad wheel bearing! very comon problem with all Alero's

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Check the 02 sensor and the ignition switc.

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hcmartini - did you mean you replaced the ignition switch behind the ignition key? How much would that cost?

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It's when the security light starts flashing that the infamous "chip" in the key becomes a nightmare to many.
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----- http://vats.likeabigdog.com/


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It works for:
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