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Why is the trac light on

The trac light and ABS lights are on. Whis does it mean?

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This means one of the wheel sensors are probably bad, car needs to be scanned for ABS codes,get back to me with the codes and we'll go from there. most major parts stores will do this at no charge

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This means there is a problem with the trac and abs system. the way it works is that when the computer sees a problem with the abs or trac system it turns them both off. also if the check engine light is turnned on due to a problem the computer shuts down the trac and abs system as well due to the computer not being able to control the trac or abs system when there is a engine problem.

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Hello anber...the "Trac OFF" light comes on when there is a malfunction in the ABS because the traction control system uses the ABS sensors and other components to apply brakes to the slipping wheel so that the other wheel will get some power. Not as good as a limited-slip diff, but better than nothing. With the ABS reporting a fault, the Traction Control cannot function, and its computer disables it--hence the light. Fixing the ABS should fix the Trac problem. I would start by checking the sensors and making sure the master cylinder is full of brake fluid. I hope this helps.

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If your ABS light is on as well, have a shop scan it (it requires a special scanner). If it's just your Trac light without ABS, it is most likely a sensor under the hood at fault. If you are getting a check engine light as well, get the codes read!
This happened to me without an ABS light and it was the upstream O2 sensor. The reason it throws the Trac light is because if any components that the traction control uses (ignition, fuel) are affected by a bad sensor, the PCM shuts down traction.
In fact, when I replaced the O2 sensor, a handful of other little issues resolved as well.
If you do have an ABS light on, it could very well be a wheel speed sensor.

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Sounds like you have a bad wheel speed sensor. You need to have it scanned. Since it's been sitting, it might just be a bad connection to one of the speed sensors.

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This generally means that you have a problem with your brake system. I would try opening the hood and checking the brake fluid level on your Avalon.

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If your ABS light is on as well, have a shop scan it (it requires a special scanner). If it's just your Trac light without ABS, it is most likely a sensor under the hood at fault. If you are getting a check engine light as well, get the codes read!
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