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Please Help! Engine Problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tylershane17, May 24, 2013.

  1. chris4x4

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

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Hook jumper up to another vehicle that's in good working order, and run it. If it runs fine, then its your alternator. If not, Fuel pump.
     
  2. tylershane17

    tylershane17 [OP] Back to Back World War Champions

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    Well looks like its gonna be fuel pump then.
     
  3. tylershane17

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    tylershane17 [OP] Back to Back World War Champions

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    Do I drop the tank or take the bed off to change the fuel pump?
     
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    Have you ever taken a fuel pressure reading? That is something you should do before replacing parts.
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I'm gonna guess EGR Solenoid. [​IMG]
     
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    tylershane17 [OP] Back to Back World War Champions

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    I'm working on getting a fuel pressure gauge right now. And idk why it's not letting you watch the video.
     
  9. BamaToy1997

    BamaToy1997 ASE Master Tech Vendor

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    Yes, a fuel pressure gauge would be the way to go. It will tell us if the problem is fuel related, or spark related. Now that we know you have good, solid voltage we can go from there. I just don't like trying to help diagnose something when the baseline voltage is questionable. Have you actually had it checked for codes? Not all codes will set a CEL.
     
  10. tylershane17

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    I'm also working on getting a code reader. Should have both this evening and we'll find out what it's saying. Also if the timing chain is out of time could that be it? The truck has 170,000 miles on it and I have no idea if the owner before me changed it. I'm just thinking of some possibilities.
     
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    If you mean timing belt, yes, it does wear over time. (your profile indicates a 3.4) They do have weird engine operations when the wear, but I think as bad as you are describing, you have something else going on.
     
  12. dand

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    I guess, clean or replace MAF. That sounds like what my 3.4 was doing, and that solved it.
     
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    Alright guys I replaced the TPS and that seemed to solve the problem. But now the cruise will not set and the light is just flashing. Also I have to bypass my gear shift button with the button beside it idk why it wont go into gear with that. Suggestions?
     
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    Well guys I had put the STOP fuse back in the wrong place and that fixed the cruise control and shifting problem so I have a 100% running truck now. Thanks guys!
     
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