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My truck won't start!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by slammedtaco, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Aug 12, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    slammedtaco

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    i have a 2003 tacoma with the trd supercharged 3.4... drivin it one day and all the sudden it died. its been at toyota since then and they cant figure it out. changed the fuel pump, IAC. mass air, cam position, and throttle position sensor... any ideas? it has fuel, spark and air. why wont it start?
     
  2. Aug 12, 2008 at 8:07 AM
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    Have all the gaskets been inspected?? If you lost a gasket anywhere in the engine it could prevent the engine from building compression.
    Have they inspected the ECU?? If it ran out of capability to manage the new AFR it could have fail safed itself...Maybe?? Chris??
     
  3. Aug 12, 2008 at 8:12 AM
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    Wouldnt something like this throw a code?
     
  4. Aug 12, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    i have yet to pull the engine apart. the cylinders are still building compression but i dont know about the other gaskets. its funny because i was going to buy another computer but then toyota can get one in the united states. they have to b\rebuild mine. what do you mean it ran out of capability to manage the new afr? and do you know me?
     
  5. Aug 12, 2008 at 8:16 AM
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    they cant get one in the united states*^
     
  6. Aug 12, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    I would think so- but ::shrug:: the Toyo techs should have all the "normal" stuff checked already.
    I'm going out of the box.

    I had problems running a blower on a Dodge cause it would take out the intake plenum gasket with vacc and the engine would run horrible....Not sure what else could happen....but I'm sure there is something.
    If the ECU can't balance the AFR then maybe it shut it self off...or maybe it melted a wire somewhere...or maybe a fuse...IDK

    Just throwing ideas out.

    I don't- Chris4x4 is our resident Forced Induction and Tacos guy.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    ya the tech is kinda lost... it seems to be wiring or a sensor but idk... i hope its not the ecu. i cheaked all the fuses and the wiring haarness was checked from the front to back and there seems to be no breaks.. the guy i bought this truck off of lives in pensicola florida and he works for the coast guard.... i though you were him there for a minute.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2008 at 8:28 AM
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    toyota is 80 bucks an hour for service and it has been there for a few weeks! i just want them to figure out the damn problem. you think toyota would be able to figure out their own shit.
     
  9. Aug 15, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    couple more days and the insurance might just total it. if you got spark, gas, air it should atleast do something. even if it sputters. start with the basics. its always the simple shit that bites you in the ass. same way with aircraft. get so involved in a problem that you overlook the obvious and find a breaker/fuse poped. check the grounding strap for the engine maybe it got broke and the engine doesnt have a good ground there for not sparking good.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2008 at 10:17 PM
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    So what's the latest?
     
  11. Aug 16, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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    A mechanic who cant get an engine started and/or diagnose why it cant start within one hour isn't worth spit! :eek:

    Fuel & compression & spark. If they are there the engine has no choice but to start. It may or may not run well, it may or may not stall, etc., but it aint rocket science.
     
  12. Aug 21, 2008 at 6:47 AM
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    junk computer..... the guy at toyota couldnt even figure that one out....
     
  13. Aug 21, 2008 at 6:48 AM
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    So after it's all said and done, how much did it cost to get fixed?
     
  14. Aug 21, 2008 at 6:50 AM
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    well i went to get my truck and they wanted 1300 bucks for nothing and i didnt pay it. i have my own wrecker company so i just took it and told them i wasnt payin for something they didnt do... i have a computer on the way from california out of a wrecked truck for 350... see if it fixes it i guess...
     
  15. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    That's pretty cool, so they just let you go back there and get your truck then? Didn't cause any problems?
     
  16. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:12 AM
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    no not really i told them it was bull**** that they cant even fix it and i waisted 2 weeks having it sit there... it was still inside and they were still working on it and i told them to put it back together and push it out..
     
  17. Aug 21, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    So who decided it was a junked computer?
     
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