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#44 of 86 Re: 1995 Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl. won't start. [chivito]
Apr 18, 2009 (1:57 pm)
I'm not sure if my '95 Tacoma 4 cyl. is having exactly the same problem as yours.
On a warm or hot day, after it has been driven for a while, it often won't start again after it has been parked for a while. This is not an issue in cool weather.
It does "turn over" (the starter is running) but the engine does not catch and start. It's hard to say for sure, but it seems like if I flood it a bit while cranking it over, it will SOMETIMES catch and start. So maybe it is a problem related to heat and the fuel pump.
I, too, have had it at the mechanic with no success. Open to suggestions.
Jun 28, 2009 (12:45 pm)
I have a 1998 Toyota Taco that intermittently sputters while driving. It doesn't happen at any particular speed or in any weather conditions but seems to be most prevelant when I am accelerating after changing gears or accelerating in 5th at highway speeds. New Wires and Plugs are the most recent change and I'm wondering if I have the plugs gapped correctly. Anyone know what the proper Gap should be? With 121K on the motor and some striking visual enhancements she's a fine looking and running ride overall. People give me grief for haulin' my Harley in the back when me and the Ol' Gal go on trips but they can't beat the gas mileage even with the A/C on in the heat of South Mississippi. Gimme your best guess... Thanks!
#46 of 86 Re: 1995 Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl. won't start. [1936johnt]
Jun 28, 2009 (1:30 pm)
Sounds like a leaky fuel injector. Your engine gets flooded with fuel after you run it for awhile and then it doesn't statrt. When the the excess fuel evaporates after it sits longer it starts up. Have your mechanic check the injectors. Good luck.
#47 of 86 Re: 1995 Tacoma, won't start when hot [nlsteve]
Jul 22, 2009 (2:03 pm)
You need to replace your air temp sensor, on my '95 it is on friction fit plug sensor on the left size of the air filter box. I have been having this problem for awhile. Been waiting for a hot day to check it. Today was that day.
To double check it, when it won't start unplug the sensor (electric clip) and it should start, it will trip the check engine light, but it fires right up. Once it was running I plugged it back in and it still worked. The part is $45 to $70 depending on mfg or store, anyone can replace it without tools. good luck
#48 of 86 Re: 1995 Tacoma, won't start when hot [mtsus]
Jul 28, 2009 (1:25 pm)
Thanks a lot man, I have the same problem with my 95 Tacoma Truck and it's been driving me nuts. Replaced whole bunch of part and the problem is still there. I will try your solution and back.
#49 of 86 1995 Toyota Tacoma hard start when hot
Aug 16, 2009 (8:00 pm)
I have changed fuel pump, fuel filter, wires, distr. cap, rotar button, fuel regulator still problem exists. Cranks great when engine is cold, but once it gets hot and you turn engine off and let sit for 5-10 minutes it is a hard to start. It takes a long time to turn if over. I had ignition module checked it was ok. Could it be ignition coil going bad? I have been told most of time if it was coil would not crank at all? Please help!!! Thanks
#50 of 86 maybe this....
Aug 17, 2009 (5:53 am)
sounds like it may be the cold start injector or the cold start time switch... the timer looks just like a temp sensor, and is right next to the temp sensor at the back of the engine behind the intake( close to where the old chevys had theyre distributors), anyhow take this and unplug it first to see if it makes a difference? then remove it and test it with a multimeter, you can get the specs out of a chiltons, i.e. u need a thermometer and bowl of boiling water to check the full range of the switch. anyhow, u can just replace it if u dont want to go through the trouble os testing it to see if it is good. that should help/ fix your problem thoug. by the way, you do have the 3.0 v-6 correct. if not the switch is in a different location, but still basically called the same thing
#51 of 86 Re: maybe this.... [wirephr3q]
Aug 17, 2009 (9:04 am)
My Tacoma is a 2.4 engine. Is this part the same as the engine coolant temp. sensor? Thanks
#52 of 86 Re: Toyota TRD acceleration problem ~ [bm1985mitch]
Aug 20, 2009 (3:58 pm)
I have the same truck...I brought mine to the dealer for the same problem you are having...they said my fuel pump is going out...they tested the fuel rail it should be at 40 psi +- mine was at 10 ...being that i drive 55 miles one way to work ...my truck is out of warranty...the new fuel pump can only be purchased from the dealer go figure....its about 671.00 here in la. it also throws the AFR..Air fuel racial sensors off also...the 2 above the catylatic converter and those 2 if bad are about 400+ each..if they are bad good luck getting them out...they usually break...bout 800 for new manifolds....so if under warranty let them fix it and please let me know the outcome my truck is still on ramps at my house due to bad fuel pump i hope.
#53 of 86 Re: Rough Idle [slee5]
Aug 21, 2009 (12:43 pm)
I do not have a rough idle i have a slow acceleration problem I did change the mass air flow sensor no change brought it back to autozone got refund then brought truck to toyota...my fuel pump is bad and its in the tank I should say it was i removed it ..and now i am searching for one before go broke and go to the dealer...dealer wants arm ,leg,and two kids for oem part this is nuts...that the dealer is the only place I can get replacement if you or anyone you know knows where too get one let me know please. thanks...kidoinacoma