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2.7 cuts out for a second while driving

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaguy80, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Apr 18, 2008 at 10:49 PM
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    tacomaguy80

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    When I'm on the highway or interstate my motor will cut out for a second. Its like its not getting fire to the plugs or its not getting fuel. It doesn't do it all the time just every now and then. What could be the problem? I have 136,000 miles on my 97 Tacoma.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2008 at 3:43 AM
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    TheMaster

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    Indicate at what speed and related conditions etc. Provide as much info as possible.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2008 at 10:48 AM
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    It does it when I'm doing 45 to 65. The truck is in good shape but the spark plug wires are 3 years old and the plugs need to be changed too. That project is for next weekend. It doesn't matter if its hot or cold it still does it.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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    MAF sensor?
     
  5. Apr 19, 2008 at 1:30 PM
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    getting there....
    sounds to me like maybe a spark plug wire(s) is breaking down or distributor cap/rotor button may be the culprit.

    let us know what happens when you change your plugs/wires.
     
  6. May 11, 2008 at 6:48 AM
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    sstewart777

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    This might sounds nuts, but......

    I had a Mercury Lynx RS as my first car. It was used when I bought it and worked great for the first couple of years. Then is started doing what yours does. We went round and round with it. It turned out to be a BAD BATTERY! Apparently, there was a bad connection inside the battery that would either short out or open up, not sure which. The battery would hold enough charge to start the little 4 banger while it was cold, but it was the alternator that would make the vehicle go once it started. I think the heat of the motor would cause the problem in the battery to appear. I put a new battery in it and the problem went away.

    I doubt that is your trouble, but thought it might be interesting anyway.
     
  7. May 12, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    None of your business
    mine had the same problem, its your throttle position sensor, I had mine replaced and it hasnt done it since then
     
  8. May 12, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    Definately sounds like your Throttle Psitioning sensor. My 97 did the same around that mileage. Did a tune up, still didn't fix it. Took it to a buddy of mines shop. its a resistance thing on the sensor, that's why you're prob not getting a check engine code. good luck.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    i had a similar problem with my 89 toy ., it turned out to be a faulty injector wire hope it will help
     
  10. Apr 26, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    MiikeyD

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    yeh check your spark plugs to see if they are loose or if the wires are loose around there. or just check the spark plugs themselves. i just checked mine and changed them to some E3's because my old spark plugs were rustly loose and worn :[
     
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