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Help, On vacation & truck won't start!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by crutch024, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    crutch024

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    Good morning all, I could really use some help!

    I am on vacation 700 miles from home and my truck stopped.:mad:

    It started fine yesterday. I went to get some breakfast this morning and it worked fine. When we came out about 5-7 minutes later, it wouldn't start. When I insert the key and turn, the check engine light and ABS light flash very quickly, but the starter doesn't even click. The headlights do not work at all. The power doors sound like they work, but do not lock/unlock the doors. The power windows do not work. My ScanGuage turns on and all it says is "Connecting...".

    Any ideas abut what the problem could be? Is my battery going dead?

    Thanks for any and all help!!!!!

    Scott
     
  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    Very possible the battery is dead. Can you get a jump to see if it will turn over?
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    Battery or alternator would be my guess. hope its the battery....GOOD LUCK!!!!
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    I would also suggest checking into the obvious: battery connections, look for blown fuse, etc.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    dead battery or bad connections on your posts. maybe a lil more info on your truck?
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    What year is ur TAco ?
     
  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    Thanks for all the fast replies... You guys are the best!

    Sorry..... Silver 2005 DC PreRunner with about 63,000 miles (bought it new).

    Scott
     
  8. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    Status? Have you found anything?
     
  9. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    Have had that happen. It's usually the battery. The Rav4 I had did that. Started and ran fine in the morning. Went to start it after work and the battery was dead. Jumped it, let it charge, and tried starting it again, no go. Took it to a Toyota service center and the battery had a dead cell. One dead cell in the battery was enough to render the battery useless.
     
  10. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    Nothing yet.... I had to walk about a mile back to my hotel. I brought back the "Jump Starter" I borrowed before the trip. Unfortunately it also was dead. As soon as that is charged, I will walk back and try to jump it.
     
  11. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    :popcorn:

    When you do get it running, head to the first parts store and have the battery checked and alt tested.
     
  12. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    yeah def sounds like a dead battery or alternator
     
  13. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    yea my battery went out this past weekend, get yourself an optima with a 3 year warranty, with close to the same cca rating... and you will never regret it

    get the red top if u want starting power, yellow if you want accessory and starting power
     
  14. Sep 16, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    I really appriciate all the advice, THANK YOU!!

    I got it jumped and it got me to an auto parts store. As soon as I shut it off, I could not get it started again....:mad:

    The guy at O'Reilly said that the battery was no good, I put in a new one and it started right up.

    Thanks again!

    Scott
     
  15. Sep 16, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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