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Having trouble starting truck!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomajim5, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    tacomajim5

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    Hey everyone, I am having trouble starting my truck once in awhile. It is a 2005 Toyota tacoma 2.7l manual trans. When i say once in awhile I mean it randomly will not crank over or anything. No clicking just dead. At first I thought it was my battery so I bought a new one. The battery was 5 years old. It seemed to be ok for awhile but then randomly sometimes it wont start. The weird thing is when i push the clutch cancel switch to start it, it always starts right up. Even without that when it wont start once you take the key out for a bit then try again it starts most of the time. Could it be some type of safety switch for the clutch pedal that has gone bad or something else? I am a bit stumped on this one. I never had trouble till about a week ago.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    It sounds like your clutch pedal switch needs adjusted.

    Is this a 5 lug?
     
  3. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    I have the same problem on my 09, every once in a while it just won't start. I let it sit for a few minutes, then it will fire up. There is a TSB that will address this issue, I'm not sure of the number, but if you search, it has been posted...
     
  4. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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  5. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    That TSB is for the 4.0.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    It is a 6 lug model with the 2.7L 4-banger.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Since it starts with the cancel switch, I would look into the switch at the pedal assembly.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Also when I say the truck won't start I mean it won't even crank at all. You turn the key and the dash lights and all come on but that's it.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    Yeah, it sounds like your pedal switch isn't being made.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    Thanks everyone, I will check it out this weekend. Its supposed to be nice outside for once. Tinker day for the Tacoma.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    what is the TSB? sorry idk....im new n this is my 1st truck!!! ive had the starting problem 2 times...1st was the battery n the 2nd idk wtf it was!!! any help would b appreciated!!! thanks!!!
     
  12. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    i had the problem again!!! wtf???
     
  13. Jun 17, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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  15. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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  16. Jun 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    ok thanks!!!
     
  17. Jun 20, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    I don't know if this is relevant to your situation, but, I remember watching an episode of Motorweek, and Pat Goss was saying that carrying those little electronic key fobs that open doors and gates on your key chain can sometimes interfere with these new electronic keys.
     
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