Question about 2003 Toyota 4Runner
Light stays on what could be the problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Diagram is unnecessry.
Pull both front wheels
Work one at a time leaving the other for reference
Find the retention spring ... its a paperclip thickness wire spring... dislodge center retention loop and undo from both ends which engage brake pad retention rods.
Pull the rods out
Pull the old pads out... laying everything on the ground
Use scrap wooden wedges to pry between the rotor and the caliper ...inside and out until the calipers are fully withdrawn. Use the new pads to measure if they are far enough back.
Note... the brake fluid will have dropped in the master cylinder over many months of wear... do not fill it. When the calipers are pushed back they will fill the reservoir again... one wheel at a time.
Be sure to identify the correct pad based on what you took out and what is on the other side (if you screwed up the layout)
Make sure to take the old antisqueek backing plate from the old pad and place it on the new pad. They don't use lubricant on these anymore.
Replace the pads... the retention rods... then the retention spring
Do the other side
Then progressively step on the brake peddle until full tension is felt
Check the master cylinder reservoir... probably needs no additional fluid.
New pads will register in existing ridges in each disc in no time at all.
You should check the discs to see if they need to be replaced during this operation...using some calipers
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
Those lights always come on whenever the check engine light is on.It could be from the gas cap not being tight enough or an air hose in the engine compartment coming loose. I recommend bringing your vehicle to someone that can read the codes and reset the lights for you. The codes will narrow down what the problem really is.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
You either have a short some were or a vacum leak you need to, have your truck hooked up to a diagnostic machine to find out what is causing your problem.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
You have to use a scanner and pull the code out that is causing the check engine light to come on. whatever code/codes you find are probably related to vsc light.
Good luck and keep me posted
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
VSC stands for vehicle stability control and trac is traction control they are incorporated into the ABS system all receive signals from the wheel sensors you must use a digital ohms meter to find the one reading different and replace it in some cases you might find bad connections at the plugs.in any case your brakes will work fine you just wont have ABS braking or traction control
Posted on Nov 13, 2010
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