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Diagnosing Misfire

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rwkerber, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Jun 12, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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    rwkerber

    rwkerber [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys im new to the site. I picked up a 96 3.4L ext cab Tacoma two weeks ago. I found the truck on craigslist near Philadlephia and it ended up that it was an old friend of my grandmoms. I purchase dit from the original owner 99,650 miles on it, it is an awesome find! Only one problem driving it for a few days the light came on and the truck started to sputter while idling. I took it into my friend who is the service manager at Toyota. They replaced the plugs, wires and rule dout the coil pack. I dropped it back off last night they think it is the fuel injector, I think this is a rare occurrence, but I thought I should share this with the group. I hope they are right with their diagnosis! I dont feel like dropping more money in it this month! :eek:
     
  2. Jun 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    Around $26,000 worth of unleaded in the fuel tank.
    There's a diagnostic code associated with the check engine light. A code reader tool is used to find it. The dealership should have pulled the code to help isolate the problem. Injectors can be bench tested.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    rwkerber

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    Injector replaced I replaced the entire rail the truck is running well now. Next project is to tighten up the emergency brake so the light stops flickering.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    koco

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    Was it a bad injector or just the injector seals?
     
  5. Jun 14, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    TacomaJPP

    TacomaJPP To secure peace, is to prepare for war

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    It may be flickering because you are low on brake fluid.
     

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