i posted in the 4cyl forums but it doesnt seem like anyone has seen the symptoms i've had so maybe someone on here has some insight for me.
i just did an overhaul on my 4cyl 2.4L Manual taco. redid the timing chain, all the belts, ignition and stuff. after completing the project, i test drove the truck and it went ok, started good, no noises. drove it for about 3-5 miles while letting it idle, turning it on and off and it passed ok besides stalling once. After the test drive i found out i had an oil leak so i pulled my oil pan and redid the gasket , all is well.
Fast forward today, as im driving to work, the car stalls out as im coming to a stop, i turn the key and nothing. uh oh. i push the car past all the early morning commuters on one of the main arteries of my town and into the gas station. at that point i let it cool, turn the key, still nothing. i have electricity, full tank of gas but the starter wont go, just silence. a buddy comes by and helps me push start it and the truck fires up after a few tries but now the idle is horrible, at around 500ish and pretty choppy. i book it home and it stalls out 2 more times in less than 3 miles but the starter works now so i fire up and go.
i'm not sure what the issue is here. i suspect timing, but the timing was correct when i had installed it, and most people are saying that timing chains can't jump teeth. the tensioner , chain, guides are brand new. new cap, rotor, plugs and wires. any ideas? i'm stumped with this truck. it has 295k on the clock. If anyone can help please let me know, no clue what the issue could be. everything was fine and dandy before the stall this morning so i'm not sure whats going on, i'm also getting the started tested later so we'll see how it goes, but it shouldn't cause a bad idle. anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!