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my truck died again!!!!!!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04coma, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    04coma

    04coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my truck died again. if i dontrun it on break (20 mins) or lunch(30mins) then the battery dies out. i listen to the radio during these times one guy atwork told me it was my day time running lights can these be disabled?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    JimBeam

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    how old is your battery
     
  3. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    im not sure bought the truck last feb. still looks good and new i kno that doesnt mean anything tho lol
     
  4. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    pittim

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    autozone/advance/pepboys should offer free battery testing. get that done and report back.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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  6. Jan 12, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    HondaGM

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    check the battery,the charging system, and for a draw
     
  7. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    ak47

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    with the truck running unhook the negative battery terminal if it dies check the alternator. if not it sounds like you are drawing power from some where obviously. start checking in the fuse block with the key off and see if you have any power anywhere.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    dually

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    Not as many as the 98..
    I had the same problem, thought it was my piggyback, turned out I had a crack in the bottom of my battery.. damnit! LOL
     
  9. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    Also make sure you don't have any cell phone chargers or FM transmitters plugged into any power ports. My old truck died after 2 days of sitting in the driveway b/c I had a charger plugged in. Seems dumb but it actually draws a lot of amps, especially if the charger is faulty.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    :confused:How would this happen?

    None of my ports have power when key is off.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    I've always been told that you should NEVER disconnect a battery cable while the engine is running. The resulting voltage surge can fry your ECU.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    ^^ never heard that. i'll have to look it up and find out if your right. ive done it in several cars and never had a problem tho

    Maybe some input from Chris4x4??
     
  13. Jan 13, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    ColdZeroBSP

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    I forgot that Toyota has intelligent engineers. My fault, my last truck was a GMC.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Dont do this!!!!! In newer age vehicles it will cause voltage spikes that will fry computer modules in the vehicle. You can really only use this technique with much older vehicles. I'm a technician by trade and this is something they pound into your heads whenever you are in tech school. If you start your truck and the truck runs fine once you get it started its not your charging system. Definitely get your battery tested, I am willing to be that your battery is toast.
     
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