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Fuel pump running with truck off

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 85GT 79FJ40, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    85GT 79FJ40

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    Last night I went to check that my garage door was shut and I heard a humming sound. So I turn the lights on and put on some shoes and sure enough the fuel pump is running in my 05 tacoma. My wife had driven it that day so I thought maybe she forgot to shut the ignition off. Nope, ignition was off. So I turned it on, then off again and it stopped. Started it and it fired up perfectly fine, and when I shut it off it was silent. So I'm thinking it's time to swap out the fuel pump relay. Anyone else experience this?
     
  2. Dec 22, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    Jls1147

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    Check owners manual. Should be a section around page 25 that is titled for your information. I had this same scare and checked manual first. Approximately 5 hours after engine shut off, you may hear a sound coming from under the truck for several minutes. This is the sound of the fuel evaporation leakage check. It is not the fuel pump but sounds very similar. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    Perfectly normal.


    Some of us have the intercooler pump spin on too.... Its annoying at first, but perfectly normal, dont blame the wifey please.... Unless u got a comfy couch and WiFi.
     
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  4. Dec 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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    TxFireman

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    Actually, it's a normal pressure test. It's pressurizes the system when the truck is off, and checks for leaks etc. Nothing to do here but let it do it's thing. I believe the trucks temp have to be completely cooled down when it does it, which is why it's often late at night. There is nothing that needs replacing. By starting it, you interrupted the process, so it will just pick another time to check it.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2013 at 2:17 AM
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    OP Date = 01-17-2011, 08:55 AM
     
  6. Dec 23, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    Almost 3 years, wonder if OP is outa the doghouse for conspiring to blame the wifey yet?
     
  7. Dec 20, 2014 at 7:27 PM
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    Was in the garage tonight and heard my 2015 doing this, very strange.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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    Still normal
     
  9. Nov 8, 2015 at 2:46 PM
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    A few things
    This same thing just happened to me yesterday. Was cleaning the wheels and all of a sudden I heard a humming/motor noise coming from something on the back of the gas tank. Glad everything is ok.
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2015 at 4:34 PM
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    Climberclimb

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    Haha. I was just about to post about the exact same thing!!! TacomaWorld rocks!!!!!!!
    Cheers
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2015 at 7:40 PM
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  12. Nov 22, 2015 at 11:40 PM
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    2016 does this as well. Good to know that it's normal. Was about 5 hours after driving.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2016 at 8:58 PM
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    caught my 15 doing it...climber is right its rad to be able to get answers from fellow taco heads
     
  14. Oct 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM
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    From the 2015 Tacoma owners manual. Likely applies to many if not all 2nd Gen Tacoma's:

    Noise from under vehicle after turning off the engine

    Approximately five hours after the engine is turned off, you may hear sound
    coming from under the vehicle for several minutes. This is the sound of a fuel
    evaporation leakage check and, it does not indicate a malfunction.
     
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