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Taco not starting on cold rainy days

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chiefridr, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oct 30, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    chiefridr

    chiefridr [OP] I don't want a large farva!

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    Well it's fall here in Upstate NY, and it rains a lot and temps hover in the 40's this time of year. Lately, my baby hasn't wanted to start after sitting in this kind of weather overnight. It takes 2 or 3 turns of the key to get her going. 2009 with 29k mi.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Oct 30, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    hold the starter for just a bit longer the first crank;)
     
  3. Oct 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    How many miles do you have on your truck if you don't mind me asking?
     
  4. Oct 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    Check your battery?
     
  5. Oct 30, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    chiefridr

    chiefridr [OP] I don't want a large farva!

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    Already mentioned that in the OP...29k.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Oh sorry, thanks.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2010 at 4:39 AM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    what tranny do you have
     
  8. Oct 31, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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    Cant think of why mid temps would make your truck hard to start. I am in upstate NY as well and have an 09 and so far no problems at all.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    Maybe this has to do with the dew point and condensation? I'd do an engine clean, let it dry completely (running) then fog the engine bay with armorall to seal the electrics.
     
  10. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    Sounds like a wet ignition. Even damp would do it. I'd be checking cleaning the spark plug wires all the way back to the coil. It don't take much to bleed off high voltage. Clean even the outside of the spark plugs. I had this problem on a different truck and that was what it was.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    So, you're saying to mist the components with off-the-shelf Armorall or is there a product made specifically for this?
     
  12. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    Its under Warranty....take it to dealer.
     
  13. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    chiefridr [OP] I don't want a large farva!

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    Yeah, prolly do that soon if it keeps up.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    I wouldn't wait too long, it probably isn't something that is going to fix itself and just go away
     
  15. Nov 1, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    x2. Sounds like not enough Cold Cranking Amps.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    Or at 29K its time to get spark plugs done... :)
    Spark plugs wear is very dependent on usage of the truck. Some people will need new SP much sooner then others.
     
  17. Nov 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    No- just the original type Armorall will work. I've been doing it for years after washing the motor, and never had any moisture problems- even in Bermuda. Seems the stuff waterproofs electrics as well as making things look better.
     
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