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Traction Control light flashing on long turns

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by keolakehau, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Feb 1, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    keolakehau

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    Traction control light flashes and vehicle starts getting weird on long sweeping turns, mostly on freeway off ramps. Anyone know how to fix the problem
     
  2. Feb 1, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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    Is the vehicle losing traction when this happens? Excessive speed?
     
  3. Feb 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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    Seems like one wheel brakes to gain traction. Truck swerved a little that moment. Is there sensors that may need servicing or replaced? Speed about 35mph. Spooky when you’re not expecting it. Now I grab the wheel a little firmer when making those turns.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    It it totally stock? No mods?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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    Sounds like you may have been driving with excessive speed around a corner and your traction control kicked on probably saving you from losing control.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2019 at 11:55 PM
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    Stock except a 2” leveling McPherson’s strut in the front
     
  7. Feb 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM
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    But wasn’t going fast on the turn. 35-40 max. And it was a sweeping turn. Safe speed for those turns. May need to check the sensors, like you said though. I didn’t know I had any wheel sensors
     
  8. Feb 3, 2019 at 12:09 AM
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    A VSC recalibration *might* fix your problem.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    Check your wheel bearings. Too much play causes the anti-lock to not read correctly. Traction control is tied into the anti-lock system. Just a possibility.
     
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    Could have been oil or something on the road that caused a wheel to trip the system.
     
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