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Truck skidding out of control - Light

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Nick54, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Dec 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    Nick54

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    Got an alignment yesterday and now my traction control light is on, anyone know what's up, or how to reset it. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    Which truck skidding light is it (there are two)? Does it say OFF under it, or just the truck skidding?

    Is it blinking or solid?

    Any other lights on?
     
  3. Dec 13, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    Maybe a wheel speed sensor? I'd just take it back. Make em fix it
     
  4. Dec 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    Try unplugging the battery for a bit maybe 10mins or so, I had this problem the battery thing didn't work so I unplugged the battery and took out the driver seat and unplugged the YAW sensor plug tapped it with a screw driver then put it all back and my light went off.

    Don't think the alignment shop can fix it unless the sensor is bad u can't pull the code on a scanner it has to be rest by the dealer they told me $110 to do it
     
  5. Dec 13, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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  6. Dec 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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  7. Dec 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    I don't own a Taco anymore.
    Literally JUST had the same light come on after my alignment on Friday.

    This is the only logical explanation I could come up with.

    VSC Recalibration PDF

    Since I got aligned outside the stealership, they want $99 to recalibrate it. I have a friend who works for Toyota, so I may be able to get it done for free. As far as they're concerned, Toyota is the only entity with that "Intelligent Tester" tool.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    Not just the yaw sensor per se. The VSC system also uses the steering wheel angle sensor as part of its algorithm, so if the alignment process changed the toe and/or thrust angle slightly, that could throw it off.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    I don't own a Taco anymore.
    That would explain a lot.

    My steering was about 10:00 while going straight after my hard hit, and they fixed it with the alignment...after that I got the light.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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