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Lexus es 300 abs light comes on & blinks after 30 min driving then trac light comes on and blinks

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  • Tony Hollis May 20, 2011

    would this cause also cause the battery to drain because it also cut off but then I could start it back up i've replaced two batters in one year this is a 98 lexis by the way

  • Tony Hollis May 20, 2011

    also what is the cost ball park so I know wether or not i'm getting ripped off when I take it in for service

  • Tony Hollis May 20, 2011

    ok what would be the ball park of the abs trac light problem to get fixed just a idea so i'm not getting ripped off please

  • Tony Hollis May 20, 2011

    the abs trac blinking problem how much would this cost to get fixed just trying not to get ripped off again do u have a ballpark on the cost

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This is usually caused by a faulty ABS Wheel Speed Sensor; are you able to get a scanner on it to check the sensors?

When this sensor fails you will just not have ABS brakes you will still have conventional brakes. You should be fine to drive it to the shop to have it fixed unless it's running rough or transmission not shifting correctly. One or more of your ABS sensors are not working correctly. You need to look for a loose connector or wire/connector damage, or damage to the sensor itself.

In your case the TRAC Control and ABS is shut off whenever the false or no input is sent to the pcm and/or ABS control unit, which sounds intermittent. Probably a wheel speed sensor. The wheel speeed sensors are used for the ABS and TRAC Control.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 20, 2011

  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited May 20, 2011

    This condition would not necessarily drain the battery to the point of needing a change twice a year. Could be some electrical fault in a power system or parasite that is causing this.

    The scan job sometimes is free in Autozone or some Autoshop with scanner reader, and sometimes just one clean work solve it.


  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited May 20, 2011

    Honestly it is very difficult to give an approximation without having certainly the source of the trouble. Your problem sounds exactly like the wheel speed sensor, which requires replacement
    of the hub. When this happen in one Intrigue, the dealer charged
    around $425. But as I said, depends on how serious the problem.

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