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just bought a used 2001 tacoma, drove it home. now it won't start.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jools, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Oct 30, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    jools

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    paintdiddy

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    welcome and that sux. more details would help us help you.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    Well your tires need to moving to the lft 1.2 inches.
    That will fix it...

    Or tell us what is not happening.

    Like you turn the key and ??
    Do the headlight turn on ? yes or no.
    if no check the battery...

    Does it have an alarm? facotry or aftermarket?

    Did you put enough gas in it?

    Does the starter engage?

    Do you like donuts with milk or coffie?

    Will the dodger ever get back inot a world series game?
     
  4. Oct 30, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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  5. Oct 30, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    yea that smiley as the descrpition wont make anyone want to help you. you need to fix that. and if you did a search you would see there are about 10 different threads on non-starting tacos
     
  6. Oct 30, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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  7. Oct 30, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    Welcome to the forum. Most common problem would be the battery, but it could be the starter.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    definantly check if it has an alarm. mine wont let me start it if i dont use the remote start. freaked me out a few times
     
  9. Oct 30, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    lol

    This has got to be funniest thread I have ever seen..!! Thx for the laugh
     
  10. Oct 31, 2009 at 5:10 AM
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    okay, thanks. here's more info. It's a manual. 4wd. regular cab. power steering. Bought it used from a dealer. Drove it first and all seemed good except there was a bearing problem related to the clutch that the dealer was going to fix. which he did. truck was delivered to me yesterday at the ferry (I live on an Island). Drove it onto the ferry and turned it off. when we got to the Island it wouldn't start at first, turned the key and chimes sounded but no engagement of motor. After a couple of tries, it started.


    drove it home (it seems kinda noisy too?)

    when went to start it again later, same thing. Turn the key and nothing, except normal dings that ring when you turn on the car (so battery is working). Then tried again later and it started.

    It goes to my guy in the shop on Monday for complete look and inspection.

    meanwhile, I keep thinking I am doing something wrong when starting it. Usually when I drive a manual I slip it into neutral before starting. Is that wrong? Is there some other trick? I've never owned a Toyota before and I was SO looking forward to my little Tacoma for driving around the Island. I'm bummed. Want it to run right.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2009 at 5:22 AM
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    call the dealer.. and see if they will fix the problem?
     
  12. Oct 31, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    exminnesotaboy

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    did you have the clutch pushed in when you tried starting it?

    Not sure about the Tacoma, but several other manual tranny vehicles I have had required you to have the clutch engaged during starting, regardless of which gear(or neutral) it is in
     
  13. Oct 31, 2009 at 6:01 AM
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    Yeah that is pretty standard to manual transmissions, more of a safety thing.

    Putting it into neutral is perfectly fine. Put your truck into neutral and push the clutch start cancel button and see if your truck will start. Left of your steering wheel. Try that and get back to us.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    So is not actually trying to fire? I know one guy with a 2000 Manual and his truck wouldn't start. It was the sensor on his clutch pedal was worn out that told the ignition the clutch was pressed in. As AFwrestler said try pushing in the clutch start cancel button and see if it will bypass the sensor. This very well could be whats wrong.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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  16. Oct 31, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    Make sure the clutch pedal is pushed all the way down into the carpet. I beleive there is a starter interlock which will not allow the truck to start unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed. I had a manual 4Runner before my Tacoma and it had the interlock and would not engage the starter unless the clutch pedal was pushed hard against the floor. There should also be an override switch on the dash which will bypass the switch on the pedal.
     
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