i have bought a 2001 Lexus ES 300, 189000 miles on it for 3200$ from a dealer. (yesterday). Is is good deal or bad? is it worth it??..

Asked by Apr 12, 2015 at 03:43 PM about the 2001 Lexus ES 300 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I tested the car and felt it was running good and clean exteriors and interiors with full
leather seats, no scratches. but the car vibrates when i stop near signals, while
running it doesnt .Car dealer used Sean foam and said it wont vibrate ,  but then next
day it again vibrates . It also shows check engine and trac off signs, when i i asked
he said he is gonna put some sensor for that , and it wont show up , not a issue , how
to deal with this, as i have very less knowledge about cars

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sounds like maybe it needs a tuneup if nothing came up on the scan, also a oil change wont hurt

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I have a Lexus and have had the CEL with trac off light come on twice. Once bc of a bad O2 and the other for a miss fire/bad ignitor. As I understand it, the trac off is tiggered any time the CEL is illuminated. There is no one reason. You need to know what the code is before throwing money at a fix. Any auto parts store will pull them for free. It takes 3 min. A better idea is to purchase a OBD ll scanner. They are less than $100 and you can find the code interpretation online. Most codes are universal for car makers. Money well spent for me. When the CEL is triggered the car runs a default "safe" program to minimize potential failure. Most times if you don't notice a change in driving it is a sensor. If you do notice a change in performance it could be more of a mechanical issue. Also, most sensors can be changed with minimal tools and a lot of patience.

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