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Hard starting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Killer Red Taco, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Aug 27, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

    Killer Red Taco [OP] NorCal Rock Whore

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    This is my first Taco, But it is hard to start. It takes a few turn overs for it to fire up and this with warm weather.
    Its 07 taco with 12,500 miles.
    I might be crazy too.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2008 at 3:47 PM
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    WildcatRider

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    I noticed this on mine off the showroom floor. Several times in the first couple weeks I actually let the key go before it started.

    Are we alone?
     
  3. Aug 27, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Mine has always been that way too. I have an 05.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

    06BLUEDBLSPORT Well-Known Member

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    Eh i have sort of the same thing, my engine would miss fire, it would start to start then i let go of the key and then it cuts off
     
  5. Aug 27, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Exact same here....Was warned about it by a buddy who had his before mine.Just a trait of the truck and don't notice it anymore.Mine's an '07 4.0 as well,19k kms btw.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    Drew793

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    Not sure if this will help but have you tried putting the key in the ignition, turning it to the on position and then waiting a few seconds before cranking the engine?

    I had a Jeep Wrangler and used this procedure for the same problem. In that truck you could actually hear the electric fuel pump running while doing this a getting gas to the injectors right before you'd crank the engine.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Excellent advice ^^^ and the way I start my vehicles every time........Truck still seems to crank excessively sometimes.:confused:
     
  8. Aug 27, 2008 at 8:08 PM
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    NHinAK

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  9. Aug 27, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    tacomaman06

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  10. Aug 27, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    NHinAK

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    Yep, I had my 07 done as well when it was in the shop having some "go fast" goodies installed. I haven't had a hesitated start since the TSB was accomplished.
     
  11. Aug 28, 2008 at 6:17 AM
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    WildcatRider

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    Unfortunately, that TSB does not cover the 08 (yet?) I guess we will see if it happens later this year.
     
  12. Aug 28, 2008 at 6:28 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

    Killer Red Taco [OP] NorCal Rock Whore

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    At least I am not alone.
    I will have to get started on these TSBs.
    Thanks Guys
     
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