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Won't start -

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cobra6, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Oct 21, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    Cobra6

    Cobra6 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My '06 won't start - it turns over fine, but never catches and runs.
    I started up at lunchtime, it ran until I put it in gear, then it died and won't start.
    I walked back to my office - I am trying to figure if the immobilizer sytem needs to be reset by disconnecting the battery or something.

    Any ideas for simple things to check when I get off work?

    thanks
     
  2. Oct 21, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    My '06 won't start - it turns over fine, but never catches and runs.
    I started up at lunchtime, it ran for a couple of seconds until I put it in gear, then it died and won't start.
    I walked back to my office - I am trying to figure if the immobilizer sytem needs to be reset by disconnecting the battery or something.

    Any ideas for simple things to check when I get off work?

    thanks
     
  3. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    Do you have another key to try?
     
  4. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    BlueT

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    Check EFI Relay in Engine compartment relay box
     
  5. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    EFI relay check if it turns but does not start.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Cobra6

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    That would make sense - seems like it is not getting fuel - do I just replace it or is there a way to test it?
    Thanks

    And BTW - where is the EFI relay?
     
  7. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    Cobra6

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    Nope - bought it with one key - this may have just bitten me - not sure if I can get one made or not without the key number.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    Toyota can make you another one with just VIN number.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    Cobra6

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    Probably headed over there tomorrow - something I have been meaning to do - I do have a n extra remote for the door locks, and a key to unlock the door, but no extra transponder key.

    It sounds like I need to try another key and and EFI relay before I spend a lot of money on a tow bill.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    Cobra6

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    Nope - but I did jump off a car three or four days ago - battery is only 6 months old, though
     
  11. Oct 22, 2010 at 4:49 AM
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    I'm off to get an EFI relay this morning - maybe I can figure out exactly where it goes -
    then get another key - if that doesn't work, I'll have to get towed to a shop.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2010 at 4:54 AM
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    chilidogrc

    chilidogrc Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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    How many miles are on it? Still under warranty?
     
  13. Oct 22, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    65K - nope
     
  14. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Wow!!!! Started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BlueT hit it - I replaced the EFI relay and it cranked right up!

    Thanks - I am not a good mechanic on newer vehicles - I was driving a '65 Mustang or '71 Ranchero before I bought this truck, but I have learned something everytime I have gotten on the forum.

    Thanks!!!!!!
    :D
     
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