Question about Lexus LS 430
My traction control and vehicle stability system goes off intermittently and the same is even a more chronic issue with my adaptive front headlight system. I do not want to take it to the dealer and have a big bill if the only issue is their hitting a reset button or something very simple.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
That "grindy" feeling is when the ABS kicks in. It's only suppose to activate when you slam on the brakes and the wheels would normally lock. Instead, ABS will very quickly pump the brakes on and off, to prevent the wheels from locking (making a giant skid mark) and stopping the car more effectively. Generally this only happens if you slam on the brakes or loose traction due to rain or snow while braking. If this is happening often and the brake light is on, on the dash, then you need to get this checked out by a qualified mechanic ASAP.
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
it is saying you have bad stuts. you need to have it scanned to see which ones are bad.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
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First, to read VW codes you will want to get yourself a $50 VAG tool. It will read all your systems, not just the ECU.
Electronic Power Control can go out for several reasons. Check your brake lights with the car running. Check you radiator fluid level. If the car is running bad, you could have bad spark plugs/ wires or ignition coil.
The traction control is tied into the ABS system and often causes problems here as well. Each wheel has a speed sensor and magnet wheel in the hub. You can check these for damage by removing the tires for access. The sensors come out by hand, and inside the hole they come out of is the place to check the magnets with a flash light. Apply a small amount of wheel bearing grease to the sensor.
The control unit goes out in these systems at an alarming rate. They can be easily removed, and repaired for under $200 at modulemaster.com
Since it is intermit, I suspect most likely a loose sensor, or electrical connector.
If your brakes feel squishy at all, bleed the brake lines of air and contaminants.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
Hi. Go to the nearest AAMCO repair shop where they now do a free computer scan. OR call around to a few auto parts stores until you find one that does a free car computer scan. The scan will tell you what issue the computer is identifying. Many times the only problem is that the sensor is bad. In your mom's instance, chances are that the sensor is bad and could be replaced. When the car's computer is scanned, ask that that the computer be reset. Regarding driving, not to worry. If it is only the sensor, then the stability system is still ok. If there is an issue with the stability system, it will show up and can be fixed. Regards, Joe
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Dynamic Rear Proportioning (DRP)
Traction Control System (ETS) (w/NW7)
Traction Control System (TCS) (w/NW9)
Vehicle stability enhancement system (VSES)
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