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I took car in to replace 4 tires. the mechanic also did the wheel balance and the 4 wheel aligment. within 5 minutes of driving the car the slip indicator light came on as well as the VSC light and the check engine light. I returned to the tire store and they said the work they did had nothing to do with the warning lights. I took the car back to the toyota dealer and they replaced an ignition coil. the warning lights went out. 3 mos later same warning lights. took the car back to the dealership and they replace an ingniton coil. Now its 2 mos later and i am having the same problems. is it truly the ignition coil or is it something that happened when i replaced the 4 tires? Help!! I am running out of money. Thanks

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Go into the the dealers service repair bay
Ask for the service manager
Then ask for the techs that worked on your
vehicle.
Bring all your paper work
Ask them the questions.
Any other approach is a waste of time,
and will not get to the issues you have been having

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