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Problems staying running

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by toyotapowerbroo, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Jul 6, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    toyotapowerbroo

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    i have a 1993 tacoma with a 4 cylinder in it. it runs and idles fine for about 8 or 9 minutes and then just takes a massive dump. replaced the alternator in it less then 2 months ago. i also did a frame job on it from the center of the doors all the way back to the end of the bed. i removed both battery clamps but failed to remove the grounds off the frame. is it possible that when i was welding the frame, the electricity from the welder could have went up through the grounds and fried the ecu? any and all help will be appricated.
    :confused:

    (posted once earlier but still have yet to see it up, so sorry if this is a repeat)
     
  2. Jul 6, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    not sure if its considered a 1st gen but ill give it a shot anyway. (im new to this forum) i have a 1993 tacoma with a 4 cylinder in it. it runs and idles fine for about 8 or 9 minutes and then just takes a massive dump. replaced the alternator in it less then 2 months ago. i also did a frame job on it from the center of the doors all the way back to the end of the bed. i removed both battery clamps but failed to remove the grounds off the frame. is it possible that when i was welding the frame, the electricity from the welder could have went up through the grounds and fried the ecu? any and all help will be appricated.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    Well....The Tacoma came about in 1995.5...You have a "Truck".....What engine do you have in it?
     
  4. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    around here (where i live) some of us call it the toyota mini truck.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    Have you had the alternator and battery checked at an auto store?

    Does the battery drain after that time? Or does it start right back up and die shortly after?

    Checked the Fuel Pump?

    Fuel Filters?

    Does the engine get hot before it dumps (The motor has a safe mode)

    Does the check engine light come on? If so have you had the code checked?

    Mass Airflow sensor clean and clear of any oils or debris?

    Did it run fine before you welded on the frame?

    On something like this, its pretty much trial and error.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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  7. Jul 7, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    i wanna say its got the 2.3 or 2.4 4 cylinder but in all honesty im really not sure. i havent looked at it in about a month due to being away at school but i have some time coming up soon and need to get it going. thanks
     
  8. Jul 7, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    the alternator is brand new and same with the battery. the battery drains as it runs. its almost likek its just running off the battery and once it the battery dies the truck dies and then it doesnt start back up. the thermostat goes about a 1/4 of the way up but thats how its been since i bought it. there is no check engine light on but i wanna hook it up to a scan tool anyway once i get the oppertunity. it ran real good before i did the frame job. im gonna check the fuel filter and pump this weekend and same with the mass airflow. im also gonna try and post a video of it running to see if thatll help at all. how do i go about posting videos? thank you for all your help
     
  9. Jul 7, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    Is it a 22re or 22r?

    You will need a scan tool that can read CAN.
     
  10. Jul 7, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    have you tried cleaning the throttle body?
     
  11. Jul 7, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    Check all you electrical connections. Grounds, etc.. Make sure they are connected to a clean surface corectly. Also, che the connections to the alternator. AND, Belt tension.
     
  12. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    98tacoma27, in all honesty i dont have a clue in the world as to what it is.
    beastlytaco, na ill give that a shot this weekend
    chris4x4, thats another thing that i was think that theres a bad connection or ground somewhere. do you think you could give me some ideas of where there are common ground connections or even where the grounds are on the truck? thanks
     
  13. Jul 7, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    I cant remember what the wiring looks like n your truck. Start with the battery connections. Make sure they are free from corosion, and tight. Then, check the ground to the chasis. Also, chech the connection going into the alternator. Unplug the wires from the back, then re connect them. You can use a multi meter, and when your engine is running, check the voltage at the battery, then at the alternator. If there is a difference, then the issue lies in between the two.
     
  14. Jul 7, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    A 22R is a 2.4L 4 cylinder that is carbureted. A 22RE is the same 2.4L 4 cylinder only it is Fuel Injected.
     
  15. Jul 7, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    cough....2.4....cough...cough

    The 20R is the 2.2.
     
  16. Jul 7, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    Wait ................what? Sunnova........

    BRB.............gotta go edit...........
     
  17. Jul 7, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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  18. Jul 9, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    i havent gottin the chance to do anything yet because the truck is in a different state but im going to be making attempts to get it going this weekend but if not its either getting sold or going to the junk yard. but ill keep you posted
     
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