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Help! Truck dies randomly!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by MiikeyD, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    MiikeyD

    MiikeyD [OP] The Green Machine

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    alright first off, for the past 2 days my head unit has been turning off and on (apline cda-9886) and today while i was making a LEFT turn slowly then accelerating to about 15-20mph, my truck shuts off completely and turns on again like nothing happened. I pulled over and check the engine, battery terminals are fine and everything looks the same as it did yesterday. And after that happened 30 minutes later it did it again at a left turn.. anyone have any idea of what the problem can be? thanks
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    magikbean562

    magikbean562 once flirted with danger, danger got clingy

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    im gonna go with alternator. have you noticed your headlights and interior lights dimming recently? take it to autozone for a free check. my maxima did that, but once it was off, it stayed off :(
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    You have a loose connection somewhere. Start with the connections at the Alternator, and work backwards.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Quite possibly, someday...
    Just be glad it likes to start back up...oh and I'd find out how to get places using only right turns from now on. :laugh:
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    MiikeyD

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    for sure thanks, i had a feeling it was the alternator. I don't know if you guys remember me posting a video of my HU backlights blinking in conjunction with my turn signals but it started happening again. How much would a new alternator cost or repair of one? anyone with a ballpark estimate?
     
  6. Aug 11, 2009 at 1:12 AM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Quite possibly, someday...
    Enough to make you love your truck again! And tell it to behave cause it's gonna run for another 10 years haha!
     
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