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telliottosceola 06-03-2013 10:09 AM

05 Taco wont fire
Hey guys. Long time reader first time poster here. I have an 05 tacoma reg cab 4 cyl man trans that just wont fire. I posted a video here on youtube so you can see what Im seeing. Any ideas?


Thanks guys,

YotatechMatt 06-04-2013 06:34 PM

Do you have access to a diagnostic scanner and retrieve codes if any?
Does the security light go off as soon as you insert your key in the ignition?
Let me know I'll get back to you

FYI: A fully charged battery has a voltage of 12.6 volts, anything over that is considered a surface charge, turning on your headlights will remove that excess charge. (For battery testing purposes)

telliottosceola 06-05-2013 05:57 AM

Hey guys thanks for the replies. Found a friend with a fault checker. Ill borough it today and see what it says.
The check engine light has been on for a while so I cant go by that. Had it checked at autozone and it was somethin about the gas cap. Hopefully there will be a new useful error.

maykevin5 06-05-2013 06:10 AM

try with the gas pedal pressed to the floor, Most likely a crankshaft positioning sensor or another sensor.

YotatechMatt 06-05-2013 06:14 AM

The gas cap would throw an evap code, that shouldn't affect the vehicle starting

YotatechMatt 06-08-2013 04:00 AM

Did you get a chance to try out a scanner?

telliottosceola 06-09-2013 07:31 AM

Latest news is I attached the scaner and there were no codes. I sprayed some ether in the intake and the truck fired up. I kept trying to start it and keep it going but eventually it just died. So I figured it was the fuel filter and went looking for that. Well turns out its in the tank, so I pulled the truck bed which wasnt bad(6 bolts and remove the rear tail lights). Got the whole pump assembly out which consisted of the pump, float, and filter in a canister. I removed the filter but it still wouldt run so its gotta be the pump not putting out enough pressure. Got one on order and it should be here this week. Ill try to do a video on the installation.

YotatechMatt 06-10-2013 08:51 AM

Keep us posted

BamaToy1997 06-10-2013 10:55 AM

Just a little bit of information for you from watching the video.

First: Anyone who has trouble starting a car, or having a noise should do what you did, and that is post a video of what is going on.

Sorry that I took so long to find this posting. When you went to crank the truck and it caught a couple of times and then sputtered, I would have immediately told you to replace the fuel pump. What is happening is the pump is weak, and while it runs, it is not supplying enough fuel flow/pressure to run the truck. One thing though that I will mention that I saw on your video: Your ground cable on the battery is upside down. It is important to have it the correct way because the battery posts are tapered, and an upside down terminal will reduce the surface contact area for the ground. This causes the battery cable to get hot since lower contact area is the same thing as using a thinner gauge wire. I suggest you turn that cable terminal over and reinstall it, or if it has been damaged by being inverted, to replace it.

telliottosceola 06-25-2013 11:12 AM

Hey guys.

Just wanted to post an update. I got the new fuel pump, dropped it in there and we are up and running. Didnt think to check fuel gauge before putting the bed back on though and its not reading right, stuck full, probably jammed the float between the pump and wall of the tank or something, a fix for later.

Hopefully this will help someone diagnose and fix this in the future. On that note I want to say that I called every retail auto parts store(Autozone, Orielly's, Napa, Toyota, etc). The cheapest I found the pump from them was $550. However, I did a little looking online and found it for $317 at partsgeek.com Heres a link(its really long for some reason):


Service was good and I had the part in 5 days free ground shipping.

Thanks for all the posts guys.

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