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Deckplate mod issues. Engine chokes at 3k rpms

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by IronCladTRD, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Nov 22, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    IronCladTRD

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    Ok so I did the deckplate mod like a month ago. Reset the EFI (although mine was a 20 amp, not 15 like most people said).
    The truck is still not starting easily (usually takes 2 tries). Also when I get to about 3k rpm's the engine starts choking.
    I've used more than a few tanks of gas (Probably gone 500 miles or more?) and the problem is not fixing itself. Check engine light is still on.
    What should I do?
    One more thing, I forgot to reset the EFI at first, drove probably a tank of gas, then realized I need to reset it, so I pulled out the fuse and put it right back in.
    Do I have to leave the fuse out for a while for the EFI to reset or what?
     
  2. Nov 22, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    Find out what codes it is throwing for the CEL.

    Did you use sensor safe sealant? But after that long, I doubt it would be a factor.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    How would I do that...?

    Nope, didn't use sensor safe sealant... I kind of skimmed the write up, did the mod, and then READ the write up. Looking back, not the greatest idea.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Take it to an Autozone or Advanced Auto Parts and get them to check it for you for free.

    Or you could go there and buy you a code reader and not ever have to worry about it again, like I did.
     
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