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Starting issues

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by nestorb, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    I am having issues starting my Tacoma. The last few days is been harder and harder to start my truck. This issue is when I attempt to start it, I have to push harder and harder on the clutch to make it start. I don't think its the starter and I don't think its the clutch. I think it may have to do with the slave/master. I have to really press in hard on the clutch to make it start. Any Ideas. I have had the vehicle for 3 years and haven't needed to replace anything.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome to TW!

    Are you sure its not the battery? One way to tell would be to hook jumpers to another vehicle, then try to start it normally......Just trying to cover some trouble shooting here..
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    It may be the battery, I will check that. I did think about that, but it will eventualy start when the clutch is pressed down hard. I will get the battery tested and will post the results.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    If you have thick floor mats it gets behind the clutch pedal and makes it hard for the pedal to depress the switch. try pulling the mat back towards your seat more.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    What I think you are saying is it wont turn ...until you push down harder on the clutch. That would be the over ride switch being out of position.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    That is exactly the problem. What made it start to go and how do I fix the issue? Is that expensive to fix??
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    check the switch adjustment on the clutch pedal.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    Do you have a "Clutch Start Cancel" switch? Push the clutch in, with that button engaged, and see if it starts normal. If so, then you just have to move the clutch disengage button up more....I belive its threaded to allow adjustment, and you will see it if you poke your head under the dash. It will be a little button that contacts the clutch lever/pedel.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    I found the switch you were talking about. I pushed in the button and the vehicle starts without the clutch. That is awesome. Thank you thank you for all your help. All I need to do is adjust the pedal so that it gets a good contact with the switch. I do have the Haynes auto repair book that I look at as well when you told me about the solution and now I know how to fix it. Thank you again.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    Good to hear. :)
     
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    +1 Was having the same issue on mine, since a few weeks of driving off the lot. It would crank, but not start if i moved the clutch, and had to be firmly on the floor. Did this, and bingo, did the trick.
     
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    Chris, jbob and I will take a 6 pack for a shop fee....

    ...ok ya got us, advice is free. Good to hear the forum workin for you.
     
  13. Nov 20, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    I would send that to you but I already thought of you guys when I was drinking it. I was drinking some for the homies. :)

    I appreciate all you help.

    This is not the first time and not the last time. All I hope for is that I can give advice in the future.

    Thank you
     
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    Get everything worked out op?
     
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