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Cruisin down the street in my 64...and it just died!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TucsonAZ, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. Jul 1, 2021 at 7:20 PM
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    TucsonAZ

    TucsonAZ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the title, the song happened to be in my head. Anyway, it's actually a 2006 DCSB with 160k miles on it. I was just driving at 50mph and poof the engine stalls out. It's showing no fault codes however, the check engine light was on.

    I cleaned the MAF, redid all the battery terminals (needed doing anyway) and that didn't help so I'm thinking fuel pump? What do you all think?

    I ordered the Aeromotive 11542 and the WIX 33296 fuel filter to put outside the tank. I'm honestly just starting with the easiest stuff but figured I'd ask what you all thought the likelihood was it would be the fuel pump.
     
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  2. Jul 1, 2021 at 7:24 PM
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    b_r_o Beef jerky time

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  3. Jul 1, 2021 at 7:25 PM
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    b_r_o

    b_r_o Beef jerky time

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    See if it runs on starting fluid
     
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  4. Jul 1, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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    Does it have gas in the tank?

    Just asking because it happened before...
     
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  5. Jul 1, 2021 at 7:39 PM
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    Oh no, I totally understand the question. Yeah, I normally fill at 1/4 tank, in this case I was at 1/8th of a tank and headed to fuel up when it died.

    Just doing deferred maintenance so I don't mind dropping $100 to replace and upgrade the fuel pump, the 3 hours it will take me I would rather avoid but mostly because I hate the smell of gasoline.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2021 at 7:43 PM
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    So did you actually put any gasoline in it since it died. The accuracy of the gauge could be off.
     
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    No, there's fuel in the tank, that isn't currently the issue but I'll drill a small hole in the bottom of the tank to confirm. That's a joke, I'll just rock the trunk and make sure I hear it sloshing around. Side note, onetime my ex wife called me, car wasn't running, just died on her. Anyway, I go to help and see a black skid mark all the way down the road to our car. Half the brake pad broke off and lodged itself between the rotor and the other half of the pad. Thankfully she ran out of gas within about a mile of that happening or she's have likely dragged that poor tire all the way home.
     
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  8. Jul 1, 2021 at 8:12 PM
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    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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    Did it die suddenly or choke and sputter?
     
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    Aggghhh 47 min to Friday :annoyed:
     
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  10. Jul 1, 2021 at 8:15 PM
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    Poof...dead, like magic, like my grampa. Doing fine one moment then nothing a second later.
     
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    I would dump a gallon of gas in it before I did anything else.
     
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    If it was me I'd think MAF sensor but I'd probably start by verifying spark and fuel pressure first.
     
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    Maybe crankshaft position sensor (ckp).
     
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    Which, the truck or grampa?

    No disrespect intended. it’s Friday
     
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    He mostly ran on alcohol and died with a full tank of it.
     
  17. Jul 2, 2021 at 10:49 PM
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    I was out of gas!? Talk about a moment! I always fill at 1/4 of a tank but in this case I started a drive and figured I'd fill at the end of it since I was passing the station then (I live rural). I still had 1/8th of a tank as I was keeping an eye on it and headed to the station when it died. Anyway, I did get the Aeromotive 11542 series 340 pump on an Amazon warehouse deal for $60 so I'll put together the new unit and drop it in one of these days.

    I do wish I had tried to start it before adding 1.5 gallons of fuel just in case it was another issue but I'll call it good enough for now.
     
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  18. Jul 2, 2021 at 10:55 PM
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    why not just put some bright pink yarn on that fuel pump and wear it around your neck as a reminder..?
     
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  19. Jul 2, 2021 at 11:02 PM
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    To be fair, I was getting to confirming fuel, I just wanted to get some feedback before I dug in too deep. With 160k I would like to get in there anyway and redo the fuel pump I'm just happy it isn't a rush anymore.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2021 at 11:34 PM
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    Complaint - Truck shut off suddenly.

    Diagnosis: Tested fuel pump. -Found fuel pump sucking air.
    Recommendation: New fuel pump.
    :spending:


    Just kidding OP. Good to hear or was an easy fix.
     
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