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help! tacoma wont start!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by speed, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    speed

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    I was hooking up some exterior lights today and was using a test light to test power in the dash fuse box. I was testing the 7.5amp fuse that is listed as IGN and initially the test light lit up....then it sparked. Now i dont have any power across the 7.5 amp fuse at all.

    And because of this...my truck turns over but will not start. I have checked all the fuses in the dash box as well as in the engine fuse box....all are good.


    PLEASE HELP!!
     
  2. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    There has to be a fuse you missed. Check the ALT fuse, and the EFI fuse.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    ill go check them again...i am asumming it will be something in the engine fuse box .....?

    btw it is a 1999 tacoma 4 x 4 v-6
     
  4. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Yes.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    Also...Being as there was a spark of some sort, check for burnt thru wires.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    i checked the back of the fuse block and no burnt wires.....
     
  7. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    ok rechecked the fuses and the 80A ALT fuse is blown.....how do i get it out?
     
  8. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    What year, engine, and drive configuration is your truck?
     
  9. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    ok....got it out...what a joke...had to take whole fuse block apart to get to the two screws holding it in!!!
     
  10. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    Yeppo! Good to hear you got it. :)
     
  11. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    what is the 80A ALT fuse for?
     
  12. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    Pretty much for the whole truck. It prevents damage from happening to the Alternator, and the ECU, etc...
     
  13. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    glad you got it fixed...is there anything you dont know about these trucks chris?
     
  14. Oct 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    hmm are they expensive? 80a?? and what would have caused it (something that big) to blow?
     
  15. Oct 24, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    Lots of things can blow it. Be glad you blew it and not the ECU.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    LOL...I dont know stereo stuff, and AC's. :eek:
     
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    Dude, I honestly don't think so :laugh:
     
  18. Oct 25, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    i bought the new 80A fuse for $8 installed it and still wont start! i was like WTF????

    then i noticed very vaguely that the AM2 30A fuse is blown too! GOD!

    now i have to run out and get one of those too.

    apparently the 30A am2 fuse runs injectors and such
     
  19. Oct 25, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    OMG! it's ALIVE!!

    thanks for everyones help!!
     
  20. Oct 25, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    Yeah, I forgot to mention if the ALT fuse blowes, the AM2 fuse is usually a gonner too. :eek: Glad you got it fixed. :)
     

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