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#1356 of 2179 VSC Trac/Trac off Stability Control/ Noise
Dec 01, 2005 (9:21 am)
I recently have had two issues pop-up with my 2003 Sequoia 61,000 miles. The truck upon start off makes a stability correction noise (which sounds like the drivetrain is coming apart!) and immediately the lights come on and the stability control / traction control shuts off. The dealer states that two different computer modules: the Translate ECU and the Skid Control ECU have gone out at the same time. Secondly, I have developed a noise from the engine that I would describe as an exhaust leak or valve noise upon strong acceleration. The dealers recommendation was to upgrade to 89 octane. I don't feel real good about either of the solutions that I have been given. The upgrade in fuel didn't fix the problem and I declined the computer repair until I could speak with someone at Toyota. I am surprised at the amount of posts concerning this vehicle.
#1357 of 2179 04 vs. 06 Sequoia
Dec 03, 2005 (8:00 pm)
I was a previous owner of an 04 Sequoia 4wd LTD. After a few months noticed the thumping problem when coming to a stop or just releasing the brakes and accelerating from a stop. Have heard it is a normal axle wrap thing and/or driveshaft issue. Also had an annoying vibration at 60-65 mph with a load on the engine (not coasting). Dealer couldn't fix problem and was annoying enough to get rid of it, plus wife wanted something a little smaller. Bought a 2005 2WD 4Runner, perfect vehicle no problems. I also later bought a 4WD 2005 Tacoma with similiar thumping issue as the 04 Sequoia 4WD, wonder if it it a 4WD thing.
Anyway seems we have added another member to the family and am considering an 06 Sequoia 4WD and wondering if the thumping and vib problems are still an issue in the 06's??
#1358 of 2179 Re: VSC Trac/Trac off Stability Control/ Noise [meanfish]
Dec 05, 2005 (12:08 pm)
I have the exact problem myself.
I have a '03 with 62K miles and this just happened this weekend while driving to the store. Called the service dept, made an appt and dropped it off this morning. They called to tell me that it's a computer issue and will cost $1,282 to fix. I also have an issue with my gas gauge dropping to empty with 1/2 tank or more,only happens once in a while, they can't figure this one out either. I'm lost.
Have you found any solutions to the VSC issue.
#1359 of 2179 Re: Sequoia water leak in cargo area [daugie]
Dec 05, 2005 (10:25 pm)
I asked Daugie for more details and here it is...Thanks again to him.
There are white plastic ‘clips’ that hold the interior plastic trim in place. Each of those has a rubber gasket that sits between the clip and the tailgate. On my ‘01 Sequoia, these gaskets were rather thin and not in very good shape. I replaced them with some plumbing washers from the hardware store that were thicker and slightly larger (but not so thick and large that the clips would not hold – check this first.)
Also under the plastic trim are several metal access covers. These are held in place by a combo of clips and screws. The clips are the same design as above. The screws attach into plastic ‘receptacles’ and are therefore waterproof. The access covers have what appears to be standard weather stripping that is available in any hardware store or Home Depot. I carefully and completely cleaned off the old weather strip (which was not in good shape where water would tend to accumulate) and applied new weather strip. Then re-attach and everything is dry. Just make sure that the weather strip is tight against the access cover. Simple and inexpensive.
While you are digging around in there, make sure the drainage holes in the bottom of the tailgate (I think there are 4, if I recall) are clear of debris and that there is no additional debris in the tailgate that might clog the openings. Mine was pretty clean, so that wasn’t a problem, but it is easy to se that it could be.
Dec 06, 2005 (8:59 am)
I HAVE A 01 SEQ LIMITED 4X2. I WAS DRIVING AND I RAN OUT OF GAS. SO I WENT TO A GAS STATION AND PUT IN A FULL TANK OF GAS. I TRIED TO START THE CAR BUT IT WOULDNT START. IT SOUNDED JUST LIKE AS IF THERE WAS NO GAS IN THE CAR. WHAT DO I DO? ANY ADVICE AND WHAT I SHOULD LOOK FOR.
#1361 of 2179 sun roof
Dec 07, 2005 (12:35 pm)
I have a 2002 Sequoia with factory installed sun roof. The roof makes some squeaking sounds lately as temperature drops. Should I apply some lubricant along the machined parts?
Does anybody have same problem? It was okay during summer time~..???
#1362 of 2179 Re: VSC Trac/Trac off Stability Control/ Noise [meanfish]
Dec 07, 2005 (7:19 pm)
Can't tell you about the VSC issue (but yeah, it is one hellavu noise!) As for the engine noise, I have 80K on my '01 and get the same noise. Check the exhaust manifolds for leaks. This is apparently a fairly common issue. I have already replaced the right exhaust manifold due to a leak. Nonetheless, my noise has not disappeared. I had a local mechanic listen and his feeling was that the lifters are just getting noisy. A problem of age (something I can relate to).
If you find something different, please let us know! Thx.
#1363 of 2179 Re: no recall notice yet!! [billsseq]
Dec 07, 2005 (7:27 pm)
If you search under water issues, you will find that a lot of water is funneled right through the tailgate. That can't help but cause problems back there. My rear window also stopped working a while back (1 year?), but I never bothered with it. When my water problems cropped up, I had to take the tailgate apart anyway, so while I was there, I tapped the motor with a hammer. Presto, the window has been working for about 2 months now. Sounds crazy, but give it a try. It's a lot cheaper than a new motor!
#1364 of 2179 Want one but should I buy??
Dec 10, 2005 (12:34 pm)
">After reading about all these problems I am just wondering whether or not to buy a New 06 Sequoia! My other choice is a Cadillac Escalade. Is there anyone out there who can give me hands on expierence with the 06's Sequoias? Thanks!
#1365 of 2179 Re: VSC Trac/Trac off Stability Control/ Noise [daugie]
Dec 12, 2005 (9:08 am)
Update on my VSC Trac/Trac off issue. It went away! On it's own, which makes no sense to me. The system is operating as it should (I tested it in the snow we just got). I am very suspect of the diagnosis that I received from the dealer. I am still getting the noise from the engine on acceleration. Still going to pursue my case with Toyota.