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VSC warning/Check Engine after lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by socal4x, May 31, 2011.

  1. May 31, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    I installed my King's this weekend and after driving a block I noticed the VSC warning and Check Engine light on. Also, truck seems to have less power.

    I only got 1.5" out of the Kings, and I had Billy's @ 1.75 before with absolutely no problems...So what's the deal? Going to dealer tomorrow.

    I want to jack up the Kings some more but not until I resolve this prob. I am not sure what the dealer will pull, probably try to blame the lift...But I'm wondering if its not a rat chewing something (also found a rat's nest this weekend in there, but no signs of chewing).

    Also, if anybody knows if it is at all possible to adjust the Kings on vehicle, I am open to suggestions!
     
  2. May 31, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    If you've got a reader, pull the codes. But before you put too much effort into diagnosing the problem, start by simply aligning it, especially if you disconnected the tie rod ends when installing the kings.

    Non zero'd steering position sensor can generate a VSC light right away.
     
  3. May 31, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    Thanks,

    I did remove the tie rod ends. I did not have to do that on the Billys, the King's wouldn't fit over the driveshaft.

    Would this also trigger a check engine light and electronically reduce power?
     
  4. May 31, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Everything is connected....Wouldn't a damaged ABS sensor also trigger the ABS warning light? Where is the ABS sensor? The wires/tubes on the UCAs look fine, I didn't disconnect them.

    I forgot to mention that I washed the rats nest and shit out of the engine bay before doing the lift, probably not the brightest thing, but I have gotten more water in there off roading.
     
  5. May 31, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    ^^Yeah, the code reader will probably come in handy again...

    The OBDII style ones work for our trucks? They are like $85. I am nervous leaving the truck at the dealer for six hours only to find out it needs an alignment, which I will do once I dial in the lift height.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    Thanks.

    So I pulled the codes, there were 2:

    P0333, and P0333 pending -- Knock sensor 2 circuit high input (bank 2)

    wtf:confused:

    Nothing for the VSC warning light.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    Thanks for your help.

    Just really crazy though it happened literally right after the lift.

    I read some other post by SierraSky about his VSC probs and started to get worried because the engine, in my case, has also lost power, like its restricted or something.

    Anytime I have to rely on the dealer for something I get nervous -- its like going to the dentist or an audit at the IRS.

    I guess I'll have to get them to diagnose the engine issue though:(
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    Truck is at the dealer now. Fingers crossed.

    Had the alignment checked at Firestone. Everything is in spec (although barely on caster) so I don't think that's the issue with VSC.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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  10. Jun 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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  11. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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  12. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    UPDATE ON CEL:


    Well the truck is at the dealer now and they are claiming they have to remove the intake manifold to get to the knock sensor. They are suggesting its rat damage so they are telling me it will cost $750 plus the cost of gaskets if the damage is due to an f'in rat!:mad::mad::mad:

    If not, its covered by warranty. My insurance will cover some of it, but they need to verify rat damage and not go on the word of the dealer, so my truck will be gone for like a week:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    Still waiting on the word from the dealer if its indeed rats.
     
  13. Jun 3, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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  14. Jun 3, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    --hey by the way thanks for the help.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    rats? where do you live in CA?
     
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