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How to turn of brake and ABS light. Recomendations for Transmission Fluid!!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Drabbit17, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Drabbit17

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    Hello all. I got my fist Tacoma, and the ABS and the brake lights are always on. Im new at this forum so im not pretty sure if this has already been asked, if so I apologize.

    Could you guys help me out with this. Does someone know what could it be or what can I do to turn them off?? If the ABS are not working the way they should, it is dangerous to drive like that?

    Also I would like to change the transmission fluid. Which one do you recomend?


    Thank you!!!!
     
  2. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    i recommend toyota ws fluid......cant ansswer the first one
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    Hey thanks for the information. Do you know how can I check the transmission fluid. I try to find he dipstick but I can find it. I got a toyota 2005 access cab 4.0L v6.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    I dont think you can check the tranny fluid. Its one of those things the dealer normally does and its a lot harder then changing the engine oil if i remember correctly.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    ABS could be a number of things. The Brake light is a likely result of the ABS light, fix the ABS light, Brake light goes out. It's on for a reason...don't just "turn it off", fix the probem.

    Normal braking will not be effected overall, you just don't have any ABS.

    ABS light gives off a code, get a diagnostic OBD2 connector that can access ABS codes. Code will lead you in the direction of problem. Might be a bad wheel speed senor, might be a bad control module, might be a bad ground.

    Get a DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) for the ABS light, First thing.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    is there a way to check the error codes without the scanner ?? light counting how much times does the check engine blinks or something like that? do you know what are the ABS error codes?
     
  7. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Going to need a scanner to read the code. Autozone may not have the proper programming to be able to read ABS codes.

    Try going to a small mom and pop auto shop, offer the tech $10 to read the code for you. Usually the offer of some $$ is enough to put a smile on a Tech's face.

    There are a lot of ABS error codes....
     
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