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PLEASE HELP!!!!! OMG STUCK LIKE CHUCK!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by franticmotionz, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Jul 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    franticmotionz

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    I have an 07 Tacoma pre-runner with 97,000 miles. Good fluids all around. I let the fuel run wicked low, and barley made it to the gas station this morning. Filled it up as full as full can get (Toped off) and drove 4.5 hours for business. Got in the truck 20 minutes after arriving to my destination, Truck won't start.

    It starts a little for a little it but never longer than 5 seconds, then cuts off. Fuel guage says 1/4 tank.

    Absolutley NO PROBLEMS the whole drive!!

    Love my truck, never had any issues, this is the first hick-up. I'm in a strange place and know NO ONE...please help!!!!

    Stranded guy named MIKE
     
  2. Jul 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    drewskie

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    Seems odd, but likely a fuel pump problem. If so, you're going to have to have it towed.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    TanSR5x4

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    put more gas in?
     
  4. Jul 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Thats exactly what it is.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    ^^^ Answer above...

    You should never let your fuel get that low. It's bad for the fuel pump, and this is proof right here
     
  6. Jul 9, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Maverick904

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    no offense but I wouldnt do this....

    Odds are it is a bad fuel pump...filling the tank will only be a waste of money and make it that much more difficult for getting the pump replaced
     
  7. Jul 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Could be a few things. Start with the Air filter. If its dirty enough to be plugged, the engine will start, then die. Also check the EFI fuse. Will it stay running if you give it a little throttle?
     
  8. Jul 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    franticmotionz

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    Curiously I just went out and gave it a try and it started right up. Could it be that in letting it get so low when I filled it, it sturd some stuff up from the bottom? Perhaps creating a clog that has since released?
     
  9. Jul 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    I was thinking fuel filter, or pump. There's a chance if you let it get that low you could suck sediment into the filter which could bork the pump or both.
     
  10. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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  11. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Yea, bork. Showing my age? Feeling like an old ass man lately ...
     
  12. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Change the fuel filter as soon as you can, before you send that junk to the injectors!
     
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    Try and reset the ECU.
     
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    ^ DEFINITELY.
     
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    Kinda related FYI. As we know running at low fuel lets the crap in the tank get sucked up. Also if you go to a gas station when the truck is refilling the tanks the same crud gets washed around. If you fill your tank while a truck is filling the gas station you end up filling your tank with alot of the sediment that is normally on the bottom. Kinda Random and useless but i never fill up when i see a truck.
     
  16. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    I loved it. It reminded me of "The 40 Year Old Virgin", I'm pretty sure Steve Carrell's character said he "Borked" a ton of girls. Haha :D
     
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    With an extremely low fuel level the fuel pump can become damaged.

    The fuel pump uses the fuel in the take to cool its self. When you run out of fuel (or low on fuel) the fuel pump can overheat.
     
  18. Jul 10, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    I have always ran all my cars down to e and never had a prob. I would say I see the gas light 3 times a week and take it real low. Isn't that why we have fuel filters to block that crap?
     
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