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06 Tacoma Misfires...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rasta_yute, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    rasta_yute

    rasta_yute [OP] Member

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    a couple days back, i've noticed a series of misfires, and intermitent sputtering. what are the possible causes of this mystery problem?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    lsocoee

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    do you have any modifications?
     
  3. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    nope, bone stock...
     
  4. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    okay, its an 06, 4.0l engine, daily driver, most noticable while accelerating...
     
  5. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    there are no extremes as it relates to temperature. the climate is tropical (jamaican climate)
     
  6. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    sounds like some old spark plugs
     
  7. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    could tainted petrol be a factor? noticed this sputtering after a precarious fill up...
     
  8. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:46 PM
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    can't be more than 600 miles or so
     
  9. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    600 miles? where did you get your plugs? where they gapped properly?
     
  10. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    gotten from the dealership...
     
  11. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:54 PM
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    work also done by dealers...
     
  12. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    you might want to have the dealership take a look at spark plugs could have been gapped wrong also you injectors might need to be cleaned
     
  13. Mar 4, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    Throw us a bone here.

    How many miles on the rig?

    Last maintenance done? Include all services done.

    Check engine Light on? If so the code.

    I can't really help you until we know these things.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2008 at 7:36 AM
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    okay, its got little under 50 thousand miles on it. and yes, the check engine light has appeared...
     
  15. Mar 5, 2008 at 1:56 PM
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    get the code read and let us know what it says.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2008 at 5:23 PM
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    Check engine light is a good start. Def let us know what the code is.

    My guess is with new spark plugs they may not be gapped properly or are not the correct ones that are needed for the engine. Of course I could be wrong.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    My car did that when it sucked water in the intake. At least that's what I assume. Only happened when it rained and I drove through even the slightest amount of standing water. I had a short ram intake on it, and could duplicate the symptom when I poured Seafoam cleaner into the intake while the engine was running. I switched back to the stock intake and the problem disappeared. Until my wife went to go to school after it had been very humid for a few days and the car hadn't been driven. She drove to 2 miles or so back, and when I took it back out right after that it ran fine.

    So maybe make sure the intake is dry. My CEL came on during that as well. It flashed while the engine was stuttering, and went off when I drove it (and the engine ran fine). It also came on every time before when it stuttered in the rain/standing water. Not sure what the code was though as the light never stayed on long enough to read it.
     
  18. Mar 5, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    I just had another thought.

    Did this start happening right after the plugs were replaced?

    If so check the electrical connections on the coil packs.
     
  19. Mar 5, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    You got an ignition problem. Check the coil pack, plug wires, plug gap. Make sure the plugs are torqued correctly. Make sure there are no hairline cracks in the coil packs. Condensation can collect and cause a misfire. Sounds like the $tealer fucked up your ride dude.
     
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