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2002 Taco stalls when making a right turn

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MsReednLouisiana, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Aug 13, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    MsReednLouisiana

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    I have a strange problem with my 2002 Taco, 150K miles. When slowing down to making a right turn the truck stalls, the radio will shut off and the power doors and locks will lock and unlock. On one occasion (just this morning) the truck shut off. It acted like it didn't want to restart, but then it started right up. I had two different mechanics put in on a computer and neither couldn't find anything wrong with it. Do you have any ideal what could be the problem? I'm getting ready to ditch this thing. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    no check engine lights or anything? have you had the battery and alternator checked? maybe also have fuel pressure checked.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    No, I haven't had the battery and alternator checked. No check engine light. Just right turn stalling and on occasion just shutting down on right turns.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    Bad wiring connection somewhere maybe?
     
  5. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    What he said!

    Dirty injectors, bad fuel filter, dying fuel pump,
    bad wiring, a bad vacuum line on the manifold, bad air sensor...
    possible stale gas or water in the tank?

    The engine needs Fuel, air, and spark(ignition),
    one of those things isn't working causing a stall.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    Yep. What he said. I've had this happen to several vehicle over the years: dies when turning right/left, only when you brake hard, going over bumps... they all have equaled a wiring issue.

    Make sure the battery terminals are clean, clamps tight. Check that the battery ground (black cable) is secure on the other end.

    On a van, I had some wires that got mashed by some brush off road, wires that ran along the frame, it would only die when those wires shorted on the frame which was truning left in reverse...

    You got a loose connection or exposed wiring somewhere.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    Ok, dumb question. Why not on left turns? It has happen on 4 different occasions and only with right turns.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    I'll check the battery terminals and let someone else check them, too. Just incase I miss something. (lol) I was thinking a ground problem. I'll keep you posted and if you can think of anything else please post.

    This old southern girl doesn't mind getting dirty. I don't know much, but I will ask for help when I need it.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    This sounds like solid advice^^^
     
  10. Aug 13, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    Well this is what I found: ground cable on the battery was broken and battery wasn't
    snugged tightly (sliding from side to side) I corrected these things and will keep you guys posted. Thank for all of the possible solutions. I'm not saying that this corrected my problem, but we shall see. Again thanks!!
     
  11. Aug 13, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Hope it was a quick fix and got you squared away.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    What part of La are you from OP?
     
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    I'm willing to bet that this WAS the problem. As mentioned, a car stalling/dying going left/right/bumps is usually a loose connection somewhere. Some of the simplest things can cause the biggest headaches.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    Yes, guys a loose battery connection seems to have been the problem. Thanks so much for all of your helping me troubleshoot my problem.

    MsReednLouisiana
     
  15. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    I remember one time my truck kept stalling when I made a right or left hand turn...I couldn't figure it out for the longest time! Then I realized my truck was running on fumes and I probably burned the fuel pump up.

    I didn't, because Toyota. :cool:
     
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