trac/off and check enginelight on

Asked by Nov 26, 2016 at 12:30 PM about the 2000 Lexus ES 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just got a new alternator, as i was in the mechanic house my car was on
and randomly turned off.
i drove off and nothing happened i taught it was because i was low on gas
so i filled my tank and the engine light is still on but my car drives fine im
just paranoid that my car is gonna turn off while im driving and the trac off
light as well

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Stop at any auto parts store or garage and ask them to read the code, you can try just clearing the code and see if it comes back, or find out what it's for and address it. Often the trac off light comes on with the CEL when its an issue involving the transmission or brake system, overheating, sensor failure etc. You can also remove the battery cable for a few hours and it should manually clear itself. If it comes back on again, you definitely have an issue needing to be addressed.

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