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complicated situation, need help!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by edgar1hurtado, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    edgar1hurtado

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    so one day i was offroading in my 2000 tacoma and everything was fine. afterwards i drove to the gas station to fill up and when i was finished i tried to drive off, but the truck wouldnt start. what was wierd was that all my electronics were off. i opened the hood and after wiggleing the neg battery cable my electronics came back on. i closed the hood and went to start it but when i turned the key the electronics went out again. so i just kept wiggling the cable trying to start it for about 7-10 times until it started. after it started i turned it back off then restarted it and it worked just fine, and still works fine to this day. WTF HAPPENED???
     
  2. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    MonkeyProof

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    was there a lot of corrosion on the battery terminals?

    did it look like a CHA CHA CHIA Pet?:D
     
  3. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    clarkie152

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    x2 clean your battery terminals
     
  4. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    tsab916

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    Mines did the same thing...I just clean the terminals and added another ground from the battery....never did it again
     
  5. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    bhh2000

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    Get some of that battery terminal cleaner and a wire brush and clean every ground that's easy to get to then tighten the hell out of them. You should be fine after that.


    I never had the starting problem
    But I've had fading electrical systems before and it was pissing me off untill I did the above now it all works perfect.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    aznutx

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    quick temp fix, is you can get a coke, if you dont have immediate access to battery cleaner, u just gotta spray it later on with some water to wash it away, saved my butt one time
     
  7. Nov 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    edgar1hurtado

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    fixed it :) the cable was just loose. thanks everybody
     
  8. Nov 27, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    This was my guess...Either the lead or a ground. Anytime there is a electrical issue...I start with the battery and the grounds...

    Glad it worked out for you man!!
     
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