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electrical problems

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by drifter, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    Ok, I have a friend who found a '95 tacoma on CL for $2500. The problem is that it has some electrical problems. The owner of the truck said in an email:
    Does anyone have any ideas what might be wrong here? And if so, ~how much would it cost to repair the damages? I'll try to post more info if I get any. thanks
     
  2. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    Did he install anything before it starting shorting?
     
  3. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    you would need much more info then that ...
    g/l
    this could be a very exp. fix or it could be minor
    either way you are going to need a tech.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    dam you ben you are everywhere....
     
  5. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    All right, I figured there was not enough info. And I don't think he installed anything b4 the short.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    It would help if I knew which fuses exactly. The EFI should be a 20A. And I have no idea what "one of the computer fuses" means. Maybe an ECU fuse?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    This problem could end up blowing up on you. If he fried the computer of the truck, once you pay to replace that, you'll then find everything else that's wrong with it. I don't know what the computer costs on the Tacomas but I had this happen on an older car of mine and it was $400, then we were able to plug it in and find out what other error codes were coming up from there.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    For $2500 for a 95 with a potentially major ecu or wiring problem, walk away. If it was guaranteed that everything else was pristine, maybe, but at this point, you dont even know what else could be wrong since it wont start.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    All right, thanks guys. I'll show my friend this thread.
     
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