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99 Lexus ES300 - Engine check and Trac off lights are on

My 99 Lexus ES300 - Engine check and Trac off lights are suddenly on. Last thing my car had was a Oil change and climbed Mount Washington mostly in 'L' gear.

I also noticed, all of sudden car is giving a **** when I am changing gear from D to R.

I cannot fix these thinks on my own, but need to know what may be causing it and what can I do to fix it or who can fix it without going to a Lexus dealership ( they are rip off).

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  • Chemist1961 May 11, 2010

    A Toyota mechanic can work on most issues in your car, but a Lexus mechanic will be most up to date in all technical issues. These two lights often come on when your gas cap is loose, or fuel mixture is out of whack. Quite often related to engine sensors. They must be scoped to identify which if any is the cause. Try a fresh tank of premium gas, with injector or fuel system cleaner. Ratchet the cap on tight. If the lights are still on in two more days , get to a Toyota or Lexus specialist, dealer or otherwise.

  • Charles Osborn Jun 11, 2017

    When your engine light comes on there is a code stored and auto zone or orileys can do it free but it does not tell you spaceficaly what is wrong. say theres a code for o2 sensor bad, a vacuum leak can cause that. so you got at least 2 problems, engine and traction control. if they got a good scan tool should pull codes to tell where to start looking. Also you have an abs light, if its not on then its fine.

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Go to auto zone check codes it is free, ABS is the problem could be the hub bearing sensor is bad because 99, could be the bad wire broken in a loop near the wheel, worst is ***** wire, low voltage.

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This has been happening to my car as well. It typically happens when your oxygen sensors start to wear out. Mine does it once in a while and I have the local auto store reset it. Go to your nearest auto store and have them tell you what code it is and ask them to reset the OBD so the light goes out. If the light comes on right away and the code has to do with your oxygen sensors, have them replaced. There are three, two are easy to replace, one takes some effort as it is in a tough to get to spot. The dealer will charge you a fortune to replace them so do it yourself or through a local mechanic. It is a very simple task other then the access.

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SOURCE: how to change lexus es300 2002 cabin air filter

I just changed the cabin filter of my ES300. I found the instructions on the manual, under airconditioning and audio. It's pretty easy to do. I bought the filter from Kragen's for $21.95.

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SOURCE: cylinders misfire for 99 lexus ES300

no, this is a fuel quality poor or water momentany, make this test: disconnect the negative battery terminal few minutes and reconnect,run the engine, drive and check









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SOURCE: Trac Off and Engine light stay lit

well, the first to do is an oil service to your car, after disconnect the negative battery terminal few minutes to reset

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SOURCE: Check Engine Light came on with code p0420. Dealer wants $3900 to fix "b2 manifold and front pipes. Does this make sense. Are their better alternatives. I left the dealership without fixing it and the

if your car no present any problem i think that mechanic is a thieft.

Sometimes the fuel have mixtures that make the check light on , to reset disconnect the negative battery few minutes, no go more to this mechanic,good luck

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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