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My ABS, VCS off & VCS trac lights are all on. I just had my…

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My ABS, VCS off...

My ABS, VCS off & VCS trac lights are all on. I just had my oxygen sensors replaced in October 2017. The pulled codes read c1241, c1203, c1228

Mechanic's Assistant: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?

Brake system light is ON too

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '17 Toyota?

It's a 2001 SR5

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

It's actually my in-laws vehicle. I'm looking to purchase it. I haven't tried anything at this point.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No thanks

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

tacoma or tundra and 6 or 8 cylinder?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sequoia 8 cylinder
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sequoia 8 cylinder
2001
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

please standby

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

very first thing to do is to check the level of the brake fluid

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sequoia 8 cylinder
2001
Ok. Looks like it is a little below the "MAX" line
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

fill it up to the max line. watch it as it may go down then put more in it.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sequoia 8 cylinder
2001
Ok. Looks like it is a little below the "MAX" line
I will have to purchase some brake fluid. I don't have any on hand.
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

OK, thats fine. I just want to make sure its full because alot of times low fluid causes these codes

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sequoia 8 cylinder
2001
Ok. Looks like it is a little below the "MAX" line
I will have to purchase some brake fluid. I don't have any on hand.
Is there a way for us to break from this session so I can go to the auto shop and buy some? And then re-engage in our conversation?
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

absolutely. Ill be right here

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sequoia 8 cylinder
2001
Ok. Looks like it is a little below the "MAX" line
I will have to purchase some brake fluid. I don't have any on hand.
Is there a way for us to break from this session so I can go to the auto shop and buy some? And then re-engage in our conversation?
OK. I'll be back in about 30 min.
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

ok,

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sequoia 8 cylinder
2001
Ok. Looks like it is a little below the "MAX" line
I will have to purchase some brake fluid. I don't have any on hand.
Is there a way for us to break from this session so I can go to the auto shop and buy some? And then re-engage in our conversation?
OK. I'll be back in about 30 min.
I'm back. I did put some brake fluid in to the "Max" line. It had no effect on the Brake light or ABS light. I did engage the parking brake. I had very little "holding" power. Not sure if that could have something to do with the Brake light being/staying on.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sequoia 8 cylinder
2001
Ok. Looks like it is a little below the "MAX" line
I will have to purchase some brake fluid. I don't have any on hand.
Is there a way for us to break from this session so I can go to the auto shop and buy some? And then re-engage in our conversation?
OK. I'll be back in about 30 min.
I'm back. I did put some brake fluid in to the "Max" line. It had no effect on the Brake light or ABS light. I did engage the parking brake. I had very little "holding" power. Not sure if that could have something to do with the Brake light being/staying on.
Anybody there?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Any body there?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I guess this is a scam. No one answers my communication. I just get an offer to pay $26 for a PHONE CALL to my "Toyota Mechanic". Total ripoff. I was hoping this was the real deal, but guess not!
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

im here and this is no scam. I had to run out for a bit

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I guess this is a scam. No one answers my communication. I just get an offer to pay $26 for a PHONE CALL to my "Toyota Mechanic". Total ripoff. I was hoping this was the real deal, but guess not!I appreciate you responding. Sorry if I was rude, but these days you just never know. As I mentioned, I put brake fluid in, but no change in any of the lights.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I guess this is a scam. No one answers my communication. I just get an offer to pay $26 for a PHONE CALL to my "Toyota Mechanic". Total ripoff. I was hoping this was the real deal, but guess not!I appreciate you responding. Sorry if I was rude, but these days you just never know. As I mentioned, I put brake fluid in, but no change in any of the lights. Any thoughts?
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

since the brake fluid didn't do anything you need to have a dealer level scan tool put on the vehicle. this is a communication problem between the ECM and the skid control and translate ECU. The scan tool will be able to communicate with all of these modules and determine where the problem lies. or you can buy a scan tool and do it yourself. as you can see these fault codes take very in depth troubleshooting

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I guess this is a scam. No one answers my communication. I just get an offer to pay $26 for a PHONE CALL to my "Toyota Mechanic". Total ripoff. I was hoping this was the real deal, but guess not!I appreciate you responding. Sorry if I was rude, but these days you just never know. As I mentioned, I put brake fluid in, but no change in any of the lights. Any thoughts?Thanks for your help. Guess we're done. Thanks again.
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

you're welcome. good luck

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