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taking long and long to fire up

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vantaco, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    vantaco

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    yes it's getting bit colder but that should be the reason for my truck to be taking long and long to fire up

    i had the battery tested and it's fine

    i cleaned off the terminals as they were getting corroded, no real difference

    anything else i should look for or can test clean?

    any other significan ground points etc?

    take about 3 or so seconds to fire up....this is my first 6 cyl so maybe i just need to get used to it but even when i bought the truck a couple months ago it would fire up almost instanly

    thanks
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    3 seconds is within specs. Time it, and see for sure.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    ok well after i posted that i left work....i park in an underground parkade so it's not like it's freezing....truck took around 4 seconds and barely fired up, as if it coughed on the first go

    this has happend before

    ideas? i don't think it's the charging systems or else the battery wouldn't have tested good (and it was tested after a 30 min drive)

    starter??? :(
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    Have the battery load tested.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Fuel pump going??
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Could be. I'd start with the fuel filter before ruling on the pump though.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    ok i'll get the battery load tested....does that show the CCA? cause that was tested too...580 cca

    as for the fuel pump, it's runs perfect, no hesitation at all

    should i maybe let it prime a little more before just cranking it ove?
     
  8. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    When was the fuel filter changed last?
     
  9. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    no clue, more than likely it's original

    175K kms
     
  10. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    You may want to consider changing it.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2010 at 12:47 AM
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    ya i was going to anyways

    so you think it's just not able to get to through for a quick start up??
     
  12. Nov 6, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    That could be one of the reasons.
     
  13. Nov 6, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Check your fuel pressure.
    There's a check ball after the fuel pump to hold pressure in the system. When it fails, it takes a longer for the fuel pump to catch up.
    if you turn the ignition on and listen for the fuel pump to run, it should only run for two seconds or so.
    I am assuming your fuel filter is good, though. Replace it if you have any doubt as to its condition.
     
  14. Nov 6, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    is this check ball replaceable? or it is part of the fuel pump?


    i'll get a new filter today
     
  15. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    At what mileage is it recommended to replace the fuel filter?
     
  16. Nov 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Are u cranking it over right away? I always turn the ignition to on...wait about 3-5 secs for the pump and fuel injectors to kick it...then turn it over...she fires up very quickly everytime :D oh ya and you probably already know this but don't pump the gas pedal :rolleyes:
     
  17. Nov 6, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    This, or maybe this.

    [EDIT: Oops...just noticed that you're driving an '02. The above-links look to be inapplicable.0_0]
     
  18. Nov 7, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    I think it's part of the fuel sending assy. Check with the dealership. I know for sure they exsist, just not sure where. Gm's were in the sending unit.
     
  19. Nov 7, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    ok i'll try to find out

    as for the fuel filter, stoped at a dealership yesterday and the parts chick tells me it's special order wtf??

    i'll go to the one by my office tomorrow

    as for letting it prime first...ya i've tried that with no really difference
     
  20. Nov 8, 2010 at 3:56 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    After you take care of the fuel filter, check your fuel pressure. Since letting it prime doesn't make a difference, it sounds less like a fuel problem and more like weak ignition.
    Did you already check plugs, wires, coil, and distributor(I don't remember which ign setup the 1st gen has)
    Check your fuel pressure. Check the ignition for arc marks, grey discoloration lines, on the wires, boots, coils etc.
     
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