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#22 of 53 Occasional hard starting and stalling
Sep 23, 2007 (11:50 pm)
I have a problem on my 2000 Toyota 4Runner with occasional hard starting and stalling problem. I have to hold the gas pedle down to keep the car from stalling when I initialy try and start the car, but I do not have any check engine lights comming on. Any assistance or ideas will be appreciated.
#23 of 53 Re: Occasional hard starting and stalling [k2hawaii]
Nov 25, 2007 (2:09 pm)
Hey, I have the exact same problem. Any suggestons? I cleaned the throttle chamber but now my check engine light comes on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#24 of 53 '03 4Runner that won't start!
Nov 26, 2007 (5:06 pm)
I have a 2003 4Runner that recently has started to have starting problems. It just got quite cold down here in Georgia, so I do not know if that is related to it or not. I turn the key to the ON position and all of the lights, radio, etc. works fine just as they should, including headlights. I try to start the truck and it just makes a ticking noise without turning over. My volt meter says that the battery is fully charged. It has turned over once though when I attempted to start it, but a few seconds after I let go of the key. It was like the signal to the starter was delayed and that is why it started even when I was not trying to crank it anymore. Does anyone know what is wrong with this? Help!
#25 of 53 Re: '03 4Runner that won't start! [balla01]
Nov 27, 2007 (4:23 am)
Has the battery been looked at/replaced recently?
Here's a little run down on battery problems;
If your battery connections are loose or dirty, when you turn the key to "on", everything looks fine as far as lights, gauges and radio go. But when you try and start the vehicle, the amperage draw is so much that the connection is now lost due to the fact that the battery is weak or dirty/loose connections.
Start with removing the (-) negative terminal then the (+) positive from the battery. Clean and inspect the terminals and the battery posts. Reattach doing positive first, then the negative. Coat the connections with some dielectric grease.
See how it starts...if OK you're good to go.
If not, take your 4R to a shop that will test your battery.....
Your connections might be loose or corroded down at the starter and ground point on the engine block but start with the above (easiest) first.
#26 of 53 Re: 4Runner Starting Mystery - about to give up! [2bamboo]
Nov 27, 2007 (4:12 pm)
I had this with a honda passport. it was the neutral start switch and it froze in "D", on the honda it was where the shift linkage met the tranny and it was repairable in place (new one was pricey). there was a plastic collar from the linkage around the plastic rod on the switch and when the shifter linkage moved the collar slid freely around the rod that moved the switch: ((O)) sort of like that. they were just glued together so i drilled and pinned them together. or, in a pinch you can rotate that inner rod [the O in my super awesome diagram] to P or N and leave it there to start truck.
#28 of 53 Power Failure When Starting 4 Runner
Nov 15, 2007 (7:19 pm)
Hope someone can help. I have a 2000, 6cyl limited 4 runner. Last week when I tried to start the power died like I had a bad battery. I pulled key out and put back in. The car started fine after that. The same thing happened again today a couple of times. I also noticed it took about 20 seconds for the car to have any power once car was started. Other issue I noticed was both times it happened when I had a 1/4 tank of gas or less. Any help is appreciated.
#29 of 53 Re: '03 4Runner that won't start! [balla01]
Sep 14, 2008 (3:50 pm)
did you find out your problem? I have a similar one, and I am thinking it is the starter. let me know what you found.
#30 of 53 Re: Occasional hard starting and stalling [gbeckmann]
Oct 26, 2008 (4:04 pm)
I have the exact same problem with my 200 4Runner that k2hawaii described. No help from mechanics as it happens randomly and unless they see it they can't fix it. Did replace the throttle idle sensor and that might have helped some. Have you found a fix yet?
#31 of 53 Re: Occasional hard starting and stalling [bcg3]
Feb 11, 2009 (6:13 pm)
I have a 96 4runner that stalls at lower speeds or idling. No check engine light. We've taken it in, everyone just shakes their heads. We've done the plugs and wires, checked fuel pressure. Replaced the fuel filter.. that temporarily fixed the problem. Not sure where to go next. Any ideas?