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Help, 2010-starter problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by juddybuddy, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    juddybuddy

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    So heres the scenario, I have a 2010 tacoma with around 1,800 miles on it, approximatly 1 1/2 months old. Problem first noticed when I turned the key to start the engine and was taking a moment longer than normal to start. After it starts the RPM's drop slightly below 800 RPMs then comes back to normal idle. This has been going on for about 2 weeks after I purchased the vehicle and now if the vehicle is sitting for a while it wont start on the first try. On the second or third try it takes about 5 seconds of the engine turning over before it seems to start. Has anyone else had this problem and if so was the problem with the plugs, wiring, or possible fuel pump? Also this doesnt seem to happen after it has been driven for a short time, shut off and then turned back on. It sounds like the starter is attempting to work at the appropriate power, there isnt any "lag" when turning over, it just doesnt seem to catch. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    It's pretty common for them to take a few seconds longer to start when it's cold out and the truck isn't warmed up.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    happens from time to time in my 07
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    Thanks for the hasty response! I dont disagree with you, grew up in northern new hampshire but currently live in Washington state, temperature hasnt dropped below 45 for about 3 weeks during the day and is parked in a garage during the night which hasnt gotten below freezing more than 2 days in the past month. I grew up driving a 4runner and familiar with the strain the cold puts on the starter but this doesnt seem to be similiar.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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    Yea it's the first vehicle that's done it to me as well (noticeably like this anyway). Mine's done it from the start, and there's been many a thread about it... best I know no one's ever really had an issue with it (at least related to this particular 'issue') After awhile I kinda forget about it to be honest though...
     
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    Wouldnt really stress it but my girl and I spend alot of our free time out in the Olympic mountains, getting stranded out there would be quite inconvenient and incredibly embarassing! Thanks for the help guys and keep em' coming if you have any advice or similiar experience.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    I think your truck will be fine bro.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    Juddy- I have noticed that on my truck sometimes it acts like there is a flat spot on the starter like you mentioned in your post. It seems like it is about 12-15 starts before it acts up. When it happens it takes about three tries to get it to turn over. I have never had the problems with the RPM's like you mentioned though. Im going to mention it when I take it in for my first service....I doubt it will happen to them though.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    Just kidding bro, you will be fine....:D warranty warranty warranty.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    Still acting up quite a bit. Its not the extended turnover time until ignition that concerns me most but rather the spike and then a low in RPMs before it settles at the normal idle position. Thank God it's still within warranty but it will be hard for a dealership to recognize a new problem when they have so many to address already!
     
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    This is normal operation. It's all related to emissions as far as the RPMs are concerned. As far as the hard start is concerned, place the key in the ignition and wait a couple of seconds before cranking.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    My previous truck (GMC Canyon) had what they called a 'tip start' where you just turn the key quickly and can let go and it would crank until it started. Got so used to it when I got my Taco I found myself letting go too soon for about a month. But I haven't had the problem you mention here and my truck has 1800 miles on it, 2 months old
     
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    I have a 2010 and and it kind of does the same thing. It will sit outside all day and at between 30 to 40 degrees it will crank over but won't start on the first try and sometimes it won't start on the second try but will start on the third. This has happened approx. 10 times since Nov. My problem is not with the starter because it cranks fine. I have tried all the keys,waited a couple seconds,etc. There is no reason why a $27,000 truck should not start on the first try. I will be going in for my first service soon. I will let you know.
     
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