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I think my fuel pump went bad???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jayson, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Jan 2, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    Jayson

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    This morning I started up my truck just fine and drove about 2 miles, turned it off and came back to it about 15 mins later. Started it up again just fine, then I accidently took my foot off the clutch when it was in 3rd gear. The truck stalled out and now it won’t start. When I tried to start it right after it stalled out, there wasn’t much gas in the tank so I went down and bought a couple of gallons and put it in the tank. Still wouldn’t start, so I tried to jump it to see if it was my battery but it still wouldn’t start. Every thing looked good and sounded fine when it was turning over and trying to start but it wouldn’t. I’ve checked all the fuses and they all look to be in good condition. My best guess is that the fuel pump is out but I’m not sure where to find it and/or if that is even the problem. I think that when you turn the ignition into the “on” position the fuel pump should prime the engine? The only thing I’ve heard is a single click in the engine compartment when I turn the key on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It’s a 04 SR5 with about 90,000mi. and I haven’t had any problems with it previously. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    Justin723

    Justin723 Dont judge me

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    Try to jump the cluth while moving see if it wont turn the engine over that way.

    Oh and the fuel pump is on topn of the gas tank.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Inside the fuel tank...Not on top. ;)
     
  4. Jan 2, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Jayson

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    Thanks for the reply, I tried to jump the cluch while it was moving and it still didn't start. Any other suggestions?
     
  5. Jan 2, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    blackxpress

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    Did you check all the fuses?
     
  6. Jan 2, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    Does the truck start after sitting for a while? I am not sure if this is possible; but could the fuel filter be dirty enough to block fuel flow for a running motor but allow fuel to flow enough to start a motor temporarily after sitting? Again, just an idea. I had a similar incident on a 4 wheeler. The filter would let just enough fuel through, after sitting for a while, to fire the motor for a bit. When I tried to ride, the motor would starve b/c the filter restricted the amount of fuel it let through. Does this happen on larger motors as well?
     
  7. Jan 2, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2 on the fuel filter. Its on the driver side frame rail under the cab.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    Jayson

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    Thnaks for the suggestions, Ill give it a try today and let you know..
     
  9. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    if you think its the fuel pump try hitting the tank with a rubber mallet and have someone start it at the same time. if it starts you have a loose conection or problem with the electrical in the sending unit.
     
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