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Difficulty starting - sort of a Car Talk question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cinla, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Sep 27, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    cinla

    cinla [OP] Member

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    I have a 1996 2.4L with around 130K miles. It has started to do something weird. When I drive it somewhere, turn it off, and then go to restart it shortly after (say from 5 - 45 minutes after it was turned off), it seems to have a tough time getting fuel. It often struggles to turn over. I am planning on taking it to the shop this week, but I would like to be able to tell them something more than that, if possible. Any ideas what might be causing that? I was thinking a clogged fuel line or fuel filter or something, but it only happens in circumstances like I described above, so it is pretty weird.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    1998tacoma4x4

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    your fuel pump might be going out, or it could be something to do with your injectors
     
  3. Sep 27, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    a few possibilities.......but when was the last time the fuel filter was replaced?
     
  4. Sep 27, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    cinla

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    I think it has been at least 6 years since the fuel filter was replaced.
     
  5. Sep 27, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    i'd definitely replace the fuel filter and see what happens. rule out the easy stuff first.
     
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