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Check engine/Trac Off Lights?!?!?

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    Anyone else had this random problem?
    explain your problem better so we know whats going on.
    Well i changed to iridium plugs about a week ago and i thing i may have dropped one in a little off thread because my CEL and slip indicator light are on and my code reader tells my im having a cylinder misfire. So i took the plug out, looked fine so i put it back in straight but i believe it may be warped because after about 3 hours the lights are back on.
    Are you talking about TCS? Traction Control Systems? I wasn't aware tC's had a TCS.....
    CHOP wrote:
    Well i changed to iridium plugs about a week ago and i thing i may have dropped one in a little off thread because my CEL and slip indicator light are on and my code reader tells my im having a cylinder misfire. So i took the plug out, looked fine so i put it back in straight but i believe it may be warped because after about 3 hours the lights are back on.


    First off, put the right plugs in the car. Drive to a shop and have them check the CEL code. I am guessing that you are talking about something other than a tC because of the "trac/off" light. Try the forums for that car.
    No i have a tC, They use spark plugs believe ior not maybe you should learn something about cars before you jump on a forum and try to talk them. I got iridium plugs made for my car purchased from the dealer they told me one was defected causing a misfire this morning. The threads overlapped.

    And yes its my TCL. i have a manual so it can be turned on and off but its the slip indicator coming on. just a bug in the computer im assuming.
    • Edited 4 times, last by byronthecarguy on .
    I think what he was talking about is your OEM plugs which are paltinum not Iridium anything other than OEM is not recomended by Scion or Toyota. And just so you know Immortal knows what hes talking about and is well known so maybe you should think before you type and make sure your sh!t makes sense! I had trouble reading what you wrote so maybe you should go back and finish the third grade before YOU jump on a forum and start asking questions. And be specific on what model of Tc you have the first gens didnt have Traction control and the Tc2 is still new and people are getting used to them.
    CHOP wrote:
    No i have a tC, They use spark plugs believe ior not maybe you should learn something about cars before you jump on a forum and try to talk them. I got iridium plugs made for my car purchased from the dealer they told me one was defected causing a misfire this morning. The threads overlapped.

    And yes its my TCL. i have a manual so it can be turned on and off but its the slip indicator coming on. just a bug in the computer im assuming.


    You are so cute when you're angry. You come on here and start spouting out questions without even giving anyone the needed facts. How the hell do you expect to get an answer? Maybe, just maybe if you would have stated it was a tC2 or even just said it was a 2011, I may have known that there may be new features, and checked that. It is generally assumed that it is a tC1 unless otherwise stated. Besides.... why the hell would a brand new car need new plugs? I am sure a defect is possible. I don't know how old you are, there hot shot, but I have been working on cars for about 25 years. So, yea I do know something about cars. I also know how to diagnose a misfiring spark plug without going to the dealer. But enough about me, what do you know?
    Asking "Check engine/Trac Off Lights?!?!? Anyone else had this random problem?"
    Makes everybody wonder what problem you're talking about....cuz... you know... all cars have check engine lights, whether they're on or not.... and some cars have Traction Control lights too.....whether they're on or off....
    You're like the dude in the Miller lite commercial that doesn't care what kind of Lite beer he gets....

    You're like the dude in the Miller lite commercial that doesn't care what kind of Lite beer he gets....

    [/quote] lol
    • Edited 1 times, last by Jackieee_tC on .
    He does say his favorite car is a 2011 tc, in his profile, but don't know if he owns one. And like Immortal said, why the heck would you change the plugs if it was a 2011, beside it being defective, but still. The car comes with something called a "WARRANTY" so use it, unless you went beast mode and drove over the cover period miles within a few months.

    BTW, how could someone (you) install a spark plug out of line/thread?
    Jackieee_tC wrote:
    He does say his favorite car is a 2011 tc, in his profile, but don't know if he owns one. And like Immortal said, why the heck would you change the plugs if it was a 2011, beside it being defective, but still. The car comes with something called a "WARRANTY" so use it, unless you went beast mode and drove over the cover period miles within a few months.

    BTW, how could someone (you) install a spark plug out of line/thread?


    Yea, I saw that too, but I say the Bugatti Veyron is my favorite car. That doesn't mean I am changing plugs in one. I also agree with your statement about the plugs being out of line/thread. If you cross thread spark plugs it jacks up the head too. ...and that my friend is not a defective plug, but a defective installer. I think, in his defense, he means that it was like that from new, and he is fixing it. Then again, it's so hard to comprehend this dude, who knows what the hell he's doing?
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    Jackieee_tC wrote:
    The car comes with something called a "WARRANTY" so use it


    this says it all use it !


    /thread
    My mistake everyone i was signed in during class today and someone in my class posted the reply trashing immortal. My apologies man, but anyways found out today that it was a bad coil. dealer told me they've seen a few in the past couple of weeks but it was taken care of. And again sorry for not putting that i do own the tC2
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