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Old 01-03-12, 05:35 PM   #1
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i have a 2001 IS300 auto ....
traction off light on cluster is flashing
recently bought the car
i wash out the air intake box not whole engine ..
and i also change rotors and pads ...
the light WASNT flashing before
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Old 01-03-12, 10:03 PM   #2
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check the fuse at the engine compartment it may be blow hope this help you.....
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Old 01-04-12, 05:44 AM   #3
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Trac light flashing usually means random misfire. Check your coil packs and plugs
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Old 01-04-12, 06:22 PM   #4
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ya tru that but its wuznt flashing before i change the brakes and wash those stuff
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Old 01-05-12, 06:34 AM   #5
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why dont you pull the codes at autozone or advanced and find out what the problem really is... just a thought
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is ur check engine lite on too? every time my check engine lite comes on bcuz of a misfire the trac off lite flashes nobody knows why but it does. u should check ur spark plugs that u didnt get any water in there if u did thats ur problem but Dsouth mia is rite jus get the codes and then u can really know wats wrong P0133 is a misfire code for example.
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Old 01-05-12, 10:17 AM   #7
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Yeah man pull the codes but I asked the dealer about why multiple lights come on when engine check light is on he told me to get ur attention so u can bring it to the dealer..lol
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yea that trac light flashes for almost everything
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Old 01-05-12, 09:00 PM   #9
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ya ima do that saturday .. this car is a lil touchy ... every thing is interconnected ...
my civic was wayyy similar lol



there is no check engine lite ... thats if it even works ... the guy own guyed it before seem like some who wud pull a fuse or something like that ... dont no how i got suckered into buyin this car
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Old 01-05-12, 09:11 PM   #10
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one more thing i forgot to mention ... like passenger side rear wheel bearing is bad( humming while i drive ..also both lower control arms are messed up .... now wrys those r being fixed on saturday )
can that affect it to
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Old 01-11-12, 04:23 PM   #11
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I fix the prob ... I bought electronics spray cleaner from radio shack ... Remove the MAL .. Spray the lil bulb lookin thing inside and also the connectors and reinstalled it ... Disconnected battery like sit for about 10 minute off .. Replaced ... Turn on car ... Light stop flashing and trac control works. Now .. So wen I makin a turn and press the gas I don't slide no more at least not as much ... Did it weekend pass its been 4 days and it works like normal
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What is the MAL and where is it located?
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Old 01-11-12, 08:49 PM   #13
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oh im sry ... MAF -== mass air flow sensor ... that on your air intake ... has an approx 1 inch wide plug and has two small screws remove those and pull it off
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oh ok, thanks...I have the same problem...I'll give it a try tomorrow and see if it works for me
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ya man .. im not a genius on cars but this forum is helpful
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