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help diagnosing a problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fireturk41, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    ok i have a 02 toyota taco with a V6 3.4L engine. every once in awhile (maybe 5-10% of the time cranking) i crank the engine it turns over but the engine stays under 1k rpm and dies, then i have to crank it and lay on the gas and it fires right up, it did this when i changed my battery and the ECU reset itself, i expected it to "relearn itself" within 30-50 miles, but this problem is startin to worry me a lil
     
  2. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Clean your throttle body and the Idle Control valve.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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    Thats nuts because mine does the samething idles real rough and spudders but if you hit the gas it will run fine. I cleaned my throttle body and MAF and it seems to be working alot better now.

    Glad to see I'm not the only one having this problem sometimes lol
     
  4. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    Had to get my idle control valve changed. On my 2002.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    Cleaning the MAF is a great idea too.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    97Blk_one

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    Sorry,What's MAF ? :(
     
  7. Aug 13, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    Mass Air Flow Sensor I think lol. To get to it just pull that air box out that your air filter sits in and then take part of the tube off. You should see some wires plug into that air intake tube. It is a thin piece of wire (becareful and dont touch it) just spray it off with some MAF cleaner.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    :thumbsup:
     
  9. Aug 13, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    Thanks. I'm looking for it now..sorry :D
     
  10. Aug 13, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    ok thanks guys, ill get on it


    also have another problem, gahh now at every gas station i go to withthe exception of one i cant pump gas correctly, it triggers the mechanism on the pump that tell it the tank is full, while my tank is empty
     
  11. Aug 13, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    Don't put the nozzle all the way in.







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