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Vsc/vsc off check engine light gs300

My vsc, vsc off and check engine light came on all of a sudden. then there was some rattling and loss of pressure when I pushed the gas. What is this, and how do I fix it. Please Help...

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Go get your codes read. sounds like possible misfire due to lack of power. call around alot of places read codes for free then you can start there.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012

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SOURCE: lexus gs300 vsc check engine light gas pedal no acceleration

I have a a 99 gs 300, check engine light is on as well as the vsc light. What is that and needs to be to done to fix it.

Posted on Nov 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Loss of power with Check engine and VSC light on

There are several possible causes for the Check-Engine light coming on. First, it could be your oxygen sensors, PCV valve, dirty or clogged fuel filter or something as simple as a bad spark plug or loose spark plug wire. Also, contaminated fuel can also cause your loss of power and the subsequent light coming on.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 lexus gs300 codes p1120 p1121

I wanted to start a thread specifically about failures within the throttle body concerning the GS300 (1998 in my case)

My symptons were:
VSC, VSC OFF, and ENGINE Lights would come on, followed by my car going into Limp Mode, where only that last 25% (if that) of the throttle would respond (basically have to floor the pedal to even move at all).

During the mornings, or when the engine was COLD, the throttle operated normal...then once the car warmed up, usually at about 10 mins, the problem would start...it happened intermitantly at first...1 or 2 days over the course of a week, then it became more consitent, until last week it became a daily problem.

The first part I tried was the Throttle Position sensor, which is on the front side of the throttle body, and the easiest thing to replace...this didnt help at all. $300 part from Lexus, $80 part from RockAuto.com (exacly same part toyota OEM)

THE PART THAT FIXED THE PROBLEM:
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"Idle Valve Motor", which is the larger electrical object next to the TPS on my 98 GS300. Problem is solved.

The Codes I got were P1120 and P1121 - Accelerator Sensor problem. However it wasnt really the Accelerator Sensor, it was indeed to actual electrical Motor that controls the opening of the Butterfly valve inside the Throttle body.

I found the problem by good old trouble shooting, and using an ohm meter to see if the throttle electric motor was getting elev, I found that the elec motor just to the left of the TPS was basically freaking out and shutting down. The Accelerator Pedal Sensor is on the Back-side of the throttle body where the throttle cable connects to, and has a spring on it. It was fine.

GS300's are indeed "drive by wire" concerning the throttle...the cable triggers the Accel Pedal Sensor, which sends a signal to the ECU, the ECU then sends power to the Idel Valve Elec Motor (next to the TPS), which opens and closes the mechanical butterfly valve, then the TPS sensor detects how far the elec motor is actually opening the butterfly valve...its a closed-loop feed-back system, meaning any failure in any sensor will cause the entire systm to fail.

The throttle cable apparently is ONLY there to allow the fail-safe of having that last 10-25% throttle when the electronic system fails...there is a gearbox inside the throtle body which allows the tail end of the throttle to manually engage the butterfly valve...the rest of the time, the butterfly valve is 100% opened and closed via the idle control motor.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: rx 300 2001 vsc and check engine light

most likely the problem lies with an oxygen sensor. The most common one to fail is on the passenger side of the engine. you will need a special socket to change it. Be sure to put the vehicle on jackstands. It should take less than two hours-start to finish.

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SOURCE: loss of power with Engine Light and Check VSC in ls 400

First I suggest scanned tyhe computer module, in order to know what fault code is stored there; note and send us this code number for additional details.

Sometimes, Autozone or AutoShop wth scanner reader codes make this job for free.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012

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