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electrical issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rufuss11, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Jan 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    rufuss11

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    Yesterday I experienced some problems. It started out after getting gas, I filled up and then went to start the truck, turned the ignition and nothing happened then tried it again right away and it fired right up. After it started up i noticed the clock was off by 6 hours when it was the right time before this happened.
    Then night came around and I then noticed that the headlight seem to cut out when i hit the brakes and one time i even noticed that the speedo droped from 40mph down to 0mph for a split second. I checked the battery and everything is tight so I don't really know what it could be.

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  2. Jan 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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    Brunes

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    That sounds like a grounding issue somewhere- Have you had any new electrical systems installed??

    -or-

    Still inside warranty- Let them look at it??
     
  3. Jan 22, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    rufuss11

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    I haven't had anything new with the electrical. I did have it in for an oil change and an alignment a couple days ago
     
  4. Jan 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    Check the ground strap on the engine to frame
     
  5. Jan 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    Also check the tightness of the negative battery cable to its point of connection
     
  6. Jan 22, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    rufuss11

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    the negative battery cable is tight
     
  7. Jan 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    x2 on having the dealer look at it.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    I had an issue where I had to turn the key twice to get it to start. It was a constant problem and not intermittent like yours. I had to get the alternator replaced. If your clock reset though, It sounds like its because you lost continuity with your battery. Maybe there is a short around there?
     
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