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cold engine starting difficulties

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by raffy, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Apr 3, 2008 at 10:01 PM
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    raffy

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    Hi everyone,

    My first taco trd 4x4 4L 2008 6 speed manual transmission having a problem at cold engine starting, more than three or more revolution before the engine start.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2008 at 4:50 AM
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    flavalk

    flavalk 2-Broke 2-Care

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    Not much. Toyota bed mat, Toyota step bars, tinted windows, Toyota seat covers, Toyota all-weather mats, quart of Wild Turkey in the glove box, KelTec PT3AT in the center console, backseat full of old speeding tickets
    Deleted post...bad info
     
  3. Apr 4, 2008 at 4:50 AM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Mine acts the same way sometimes and another guy who has the same truck at work said his seems to turn over longer at times.....Never been a problem,but I've definitely noticed it.

    Enjoy your new truck and before you know it you won't notice it anymore.

    Edtited to add...I didn't know there was TSB's for this...^^^^
     
  4. Apr 4, 2008 at 5:22 AM
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    flavalk

    flavalk 2-Broke 2-Care

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    Not much. Toyota bed mat, Toyota step bars, tinted windows, Toyota seat covers, Toyota all-weather mats, quart of Wild Turkey in the glove box, KelTec PT3AT in the center console, backseat full of old speeding tickets
    Just realized that one of these apply to the V6 and the other for earlier models. Sorry, nevermind :rolleyes:
     
  5. Apr 4, 2008 at 6:03 AM
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    wiscdave

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    mine cranks for awhile too, alot more than other trucks I've owned. Nice to hear its sorta common.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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    BLOCKADE

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    I was having the same problem. I live in North Texas and when it got colder the truck started taking longer to start up. I called the dealer and let them know what was going on. The service manager asked me what grade fuel I was using and I told him Super. He suggested I switch to regular for the winter, he said super has been known to cause longer starts in the winter. I switched to regular and haven't had a problem since.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2008 at 1:21 PM
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    no_werries

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    Hmm, this is kinda unrelated, i bout a 2005 reg cab 4x4 from florida ( I live in norther ontario, canada -40c on the worse of days) and the thing starts fine, even though i heard rumours (think their bogus) about the trucks being manafactured in southern states have less insulation on the wires and such things like alttenators are different like i said bogus rumours, but U cant hold me to that!
     
  8. Apr 4, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    take it to the dealer and get the ecu reflashed....should help out....per tsb.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2008 at 10:40 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    the other day mine kinda scared me with this. usually is takes like 3-4 revolutions before it starts, but the other day it didn't start like usual. then i cranked it for another good 5 seconds straight before it finally fired. kinda weird too because it was like 50 outside and usually its pretty much the same regardless of the temp.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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    Labatt 50

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    My 4cyl also had problem to start(slow cranking) and a lot of noises apeared after engine running at cold temperature. First I was desapointed because cold start my taco sound worst than my 320 000km mitsubishi .I have flush the oil (cold)and noticed it was very viscous,it was the oil used by the previous owner in NH.(always changed at the dealer)
    I have change the oil for 0w30 and it has cut a lot the noise and cranking needed before starting at cold temperature.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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    TACOROCK

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    upgrade your starter wire and or your battery
     
  12. Apr 5, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Yeah once and a while mine will do that, but it always starts. :D
     
  13. Apr 5, 2008 at 2:15 PM
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    gdawg25

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    I have noticed mine does that from time to time. It has happened in the cold and when it is warm, so I don't think it is temperature related.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    Labatt 50

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    I don't need to upgrade starter and all wires are like new. It was just a problem of viscosity and probably this engine was more noisy because if I'm right it as a timing chain.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    waynea4

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    I noticed that my truck did the same thing, several turns of the starter before it would fire. Seems fine though.
     
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