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help I dont know what happened

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dirtytaco2010, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    dirtytaco2010

    dirtytaco2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was driving home tonight went kinda fast around a curve that i usually go fast around but this time my truck tried to straighten itself and it felt like the ABS engaged while all this is going on a warning light went on like a car with slipping tracks or something. was that my traction control? my lsd wasnt on or lockers,

    after the incident it seemed to drive just fine.

    Any suggestions of what it couldve been
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    also i just did AAL and put bilstein 5100's on a couple days ago could i have triggered a sensor?
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    Did you slam on the brakes? Did the truck go a little sideways when you took the turn?
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    it didnt feel like it went sideways. maybe it drifted a little i didnt slam on the brakes but i was on them for sure once all that went down lol it seems fine now i just dont want the computer freaking out on me or something driving to work in the moring IE through the mountains you know
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Your VSC engaged , it's become more sensitive since you lifted .
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    is there anyway to change the sensitivity? probably not im assuming sorry if thats a stupid question.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    If you have installed larger wheels/lifted the truck and have not reset the traction control, you need to do that--actually, the dealer will need to do that unless you have the $1200 Toyota special service tool (ODBII scanner with extra Toyota stuff). The dealer needs to look-up VSC Reset. Reset is called for when you install different sized tires or otherwise change the suspension.

    I bought my Taco with a lift kit already installed and the TC used to come on all the f'ing time. It drove me crazy and scared the crap out of my passengers :)

    I found the procedure on line, printed it out and went over to the dealer...since the truck came lifted, they did it for free. Your mileage may vary :)
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    Well, I'm not sure what it is. I know that if you slam on the brakes the ABS will kick in and it will make a growling noise (kind of like a little angry midget under your hood).
    If you drift sideways your truck will let you know that too, it will make a beeping noise.
    I also think that you have an LSD, but it's not in the diff, but controlled automatically by the rear brakes for your year. That could of also happened?

    I wouldn't worry about it unless it keeps doing it, or gets worse. Or throws a code of some kind.
    Maybe someone can come on and tell us what it was.

    EDIT: well....never mind, others have posted already while I was writing this.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    ian that sounds about right scared the shit out of me..I was on hwy 17 you should know where that is ...merging south onto hwy 1 through the fish hook having visions on flying off the fucking bridge. lol thanks for the help everyone. bako id did sound like a really really pissed off midget!
     
  11. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    VSC?? sorry but what is that
     
  12. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    thanks oz printing now thanks Crom ha
     
  13. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    VSC = Vehicle Stability Control

    The OP's 2010 will have it , your 2005 may not .


    ( PS nice avatar Jason )
     
  14. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    Yea vsc sounds bout right. I've had mine kick on a few times when I drive like its nit a lifted truck
     
  15. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    I know exactly where that is :eek: I come through that on the bike once and a while and it still catches me off guard...been a couple of fatalities there too.

    VSC is Vehicle Stability Control.

    You might also consider checking the balance of the tires if you have any shaking in the steering wheel.
     
  16. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    My truck is not currently lifted either , but I have had some issues with the VSC engaging , I've had mine reset , and it got better , but has still come on occasionally .
     
  18. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    no shaking no vibrating super smooth actually i didnt even need an alignment and i was surprised.
    yeah there have been many fatalities im a medic in the area and have seen that fish hook tear shit up first hand. had visions of my friends responding to me turned over lol.

    doesnt sound like too big of deal ill have toyota check it out and reset it and see if that helps
     
  19. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    With AMR?

    The check shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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