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#21 of 40 2000 toyota tacoma starting/idling issues
Mar 18, 2010 (11:33 am)
Hi, I really hope someone can help me with this problem. My 2000 tacoma starts very difficult. Sometimes it doesnt even start. The engine turns over but only occasionally will fire. This problem has gotten worse since the cold weather last fall and has progressed over the winter. I usually get it started by bump starting it at which point it will not stay running unless I stay on the gas pedal. Once I drive the half an hour to work it will usually start but not always and it still is very hard to start. I really have to let it crank until it fires. The check engine light has been on and off intermittently but has remained on for the last month. One more thing, when it is cranking over and starts to fire, it does not always start, it will kinda backfire. Not a full on gunshot backfire and there is a strong gas smell. If it had a carburetor I would think it would be flooded. Has anyone else out there had this problem and if so what was the fix? Please help cause I do not want to get ripped off by the dealer if this is an easy fix. Thanks in advance.
#22 of 40 check lamp light
Apr 14, 2010 (9:32 am)
Hello, my 98 tacoma has the check lamp light on. The manual told me to make sure that the gas was full and that the gas cap was on properly. They both are. It then said that it's something electrical, but didn't seem urgent. Can I wait a few days before taking it to the shop or should I go immediately? Thanks, Elaine
#24 of 40 Re: toyota tacoma , check enginne light , code p1135 [vitier]
May 06, 2010 (9:40 pm)
I had the same code come up on my 02 2.7 liter tacoma, i replaced the air-fuel sensor located in the exhaust pipe in front of the catalatic converter,its a little costly ,but, it solved my problem.One other thing before i began working on my truck i disconnected the ground cable from the battery, then reconnected it when i was done it cleared the code and the check engine light went off,also it would be wise to do this repair work on a cold engine. good luck.
#25 of 40 Re: Check Engine Light [klodge]
May 21, 2010 (5:32 am)
I too have a check engine lightproblem with my 2000 tacoma. I found that it turns on and off each time I purchase gas. A mechanic in Ann Arbor , MI replaced a fuse in the fuse box under the hood. I don't remember which fuse it was bit i think it was the second or third from the bottom or side of box toward front of vehicle. He said the Tacoma has a prob;em with this fuse becoming fowled when one gases up. When fuse replaced the light goes off.
#26 of 40 same engine problem
May 25, 2010 (12:47 am)
i also had some similar issues with my chevy and after looking at my chevy engine codeswas able to pinpoint the problem. although i still think i might visit the dealership once to show the problem.
#27 of 40 2000 Tacoma Starting Problem
Jun 09, 2010 (5:59 am)
My truck was starting hard each time, worse on a cold start, diagnostics said it was the crank shaft sensor, had that replaced, it started better but not right for about 3 weeks, now it won't start at all. Had to use starter fluid this morning. the crank shaft sensor is still coming up on the diagnostics. we are thinking it could be something electricial to cause the crank shaft sensor to not work properly...I have had a tune up within the past 16 months so all that should be good. Any suggestions
#28 of 40 Re: 2000 toyota tacoma starting/idling issues [jamson]
Jun 09, 2010 (6:55 am)
jamson...I've got about the same problem right now with my 2000 tacoma, did you finally find a fix?
#29 of 40 2003 tacoma check engine light
Jul 10, 2010 (10:52 am)
Check engine light came on about 8 months ago.
Code says improper flow through sonverter.
I had converters and sensors replaced, problem went away, and returned few months later.
Plugs, plug wires, converters, up and down stream sensors are all new. Light is back on.
When I had it reset, it came back on after about 100 miles.
I replaced battery and light came back on after about 1,000 miles.
Light is still on, truck runs perfect with no change in mileage or performance.
The code is always the same, converter flow.
I have inspection this month, any thoughts?
#30 of 40 Re: 2003 tacoma check engine light [longbow713]
Jul 10, 2010 (6:25 pm)
What was the mileage when the CEL went on?