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VSC light flashing, skid icon is on engine light on JA: Sometimes

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VSC light flashing, skid icon is on engine light on
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Customer: Traveled from Baltimore to NY in the rain Friday evening got to NY parked up, did not drive until Sunday soon after i started and drove the vehicle the VSC and traction and engine light as well as 4lo came on
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Customer: It was just in the dealer had the airpump replaced
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Matt replied 5 months ago.
Hello you don't say what year and model Toyota this is ? However with ABS / ESP systems 99% of the time its a problem with one of the wheel speed sensors and I'd first check the connections at all four corners first for any signs of corrosion or chafed wiring.The sensor is located in the wheel hub so you'll have to remove each wheel in turn to inspect them all.Also check that the toothed wheel that the sensor points to is clean and free of any can check each sensor's function by plugging the two output wires into an AC voltmeter and spinning the wheel quite quickly, you should get a voltage signal that increases with rev's. Its possible that the fault is only a bad connection to one of the wheel sensors.This may be remedied by removing each wheel in turn and unplugging each sensor and cleaning the contacts with a squirt of electrical contact cleaner. Then refitting.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hello, this is a 2008 tundra
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Will i be able to drive the truck as I drove to NY and I live in Maryland
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Did you get my last two messages?
Expert:  Matt replied 5 months ago.
Ok thanks for the extra information If the ABS light is staying on then this would indicate a fault with the system which shouldn't effect the regular braking performance so the car is still safe to drive. Just check the brake fluid level 1st The quickest route to repair is to have the car plugged into a diagnostic machine which will read off the fault code stored in the ECU (providing the light is still on at this point) and indicate which sensor has failed or whether the fault is more serious
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