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#1454 of 2067 Re: Starting probem when hot [dybrn]
Aug 23, 2005 (3:40 pm)
I have a 1996 toyota tacoma with a 2.7 standard. I have just been told by a certified toyota mechanic that my igniter is bad. My truck will run normal for days or weeks and then out of nowhere it will start to die while you are driving it or when you are at a stop sign. (it has no preference when it dies either at rpm or in or out of gear). It has now progressively gotten worse. it used to always start right back up but now you must crank on it for a while. My mechanic told me that the person who owned it before me (jerry rigged) a ground wire from the negative battery post to the drivers side fender (which you can plainly see). This in turn he says fried my igniter. I found one at a junk yard but haven't got it in the mail yet. when I do I will give you an update to see if it worked. I got it for 50 bucks but a new one will set you back 410 dollars good luck!
#1455 of 2067 Re: Starting probem when hot [justin19]
Aug 23, 2005 (3:52 pm)
I forgot to mention that my check engine light is on . I have had it checked and first it come up to be the first oxygen sensor but was told by my mechanic that it wouldn't make it die. si i didn't replace it. Then i had it cleared and it came back on now it said I had the oxygen sensor bad, cataladic converter bad, and crank senser bad. But the guy I bought it off of said he replaced it twice and it kept coming back on so he told me not to replace it again. Any help would be greatly recieved.
#1456 of 2067 Re: Maint. Warning lites turned off by Dealer? [msibille]
Aug 23, 2005 (5:54 pm)
Thanks for all the information. The reason why I took my truck in is because it randomly kept popping out or fourth gear. My maintenance light never came on when that kept happening, but it did when my odometer read 5,000 m exaclty. As for the transmission thing, i'm scheduled to bring my truck back to the service dept. next week. They need to open up the trans. Has this type of problem happened to anyone you knew? Mahalo for your advice and time.
#1457 of 2067 Re: Maint. Warning lites turned off by Dealer? [mikefm58]
Aug 23, 2005 (5:58 pm)
How is this comment suppose to help? Maybe the owners manual might not always have the answers to problems that other people have encountered. Have you always looked to the manual for your answers and never asked any questions?
#1458 of 2067 Re: Maint. Warning lites turned off by Dealer? [keks1]
Aug 24, 2005 (6:24 am)
" How is this comment suppose to help? "
Go back and read the original author's post. They never even opened the owner's manual AT ALL. I understand having questions after reading the manual, but look their first......sheesh.....
#1459 of 2067 Re: Starting probem when hot [justin19]
Aug 24, 2005 (11:44 am)
If you don't get proper ignition, a number of other errors could come up.
I'd make the first change, clear the codes, then see what comes up.
#1460 of 2067 Re: Maint. Warning lites turned off by Dealer? [keks1]
Aug 24, 2005 (11:50 am)
The maintenance light will not be triggered by a malfunction. It is turned on by a counter in the ECM. It is only a reminder that scheduled maint is due. (I have heard that on some pricey vehicles, there are some special features which monitor oil cleanliness and will trigger the maint light based on that, but that is not the case here, nor in the majority of systems.)
OTOH, the check engine light or MIL (malfunction indicator light) will come on if the computer determines that there is an error, and stores that code. Some intermittent errors are stored in a separate memory and if they do not recurr within so many start/stop cycles, they are cleared without generating a MIL indication. (A flashing MIL is bad news and you should make every effort to shut down immediately.) In any event, if a malfunction is detected by the system, it will possibly light the MIL, but not the maint light.
Once the appropriate maint has been performed, simply turn the lamp off using the procedure in the manual.
#1461 of 2067 Re: Two Simple Questions [jp4]
Aug 24, 2005 (4:14 pm)
I would probably check out e-bay for some good deals..Just make sure you know what your looking for and that you don't purchase the wrong thing.
#1462 of 2067 Re: loud shocks [jimmer]
Aug 24, 2005 (6:43 pm)
I am having the exact same problem...did you get this fixed yet??? Just wondering what exactly the problem is so I can take a look at it
#1463 of 2067 Re: Annoying Tacoma 2.4L miss-fire mystery...please help?! [svgair01]
Aug 24, 2005 (6:45 pm)
You got a bad valve guide/head seen it many times