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I'm in the middle of a trip to Los Vegas and my Toyota Sienna's check engine light started flashing, followed by the VSC, and then TRACK OFF appeared. Then the van became sluggish. Any suggestions?

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

It was blinking

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Sienna?

2009

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sienna yourself? What have you tried so far?

Now the light is just staying. I'm kind of stranded, so if I can do something I will, but I kind of flying blind.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Nope that's it

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A flashing check engine light means the PCM has detected a misfire is occurring. The vehicle stability control and traction lights those are ABS system controlled and often point to a wheel speed sensor reading incorrect. A jerking engine from a misfire can cause those other concerns. You need a diagnostic tool connected to see which codes are stored. Driving on is kind of sketchy. A misfire not addressed can cause damage to the catalytic converters.

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Hello, Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my response. If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so if I've done that, please don't forget to give me a 5-star rating.You can still reply. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

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