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My 2003 Toyota Tacoma, 4cly, 120k miles, will not start when cold with out pressing a little on the gas pedal,

Until the engine warms up a little it will stall out if I let up on the gas pedal. Cranks over just fine, new battery

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  • James
    James Dec 12, 2015

    This has just started happening. Never had this problem before

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two first things to check fuel and spark ...fuel make sure your fuel pump is working its messy but the easiest way is to pull the fuel line "only one connection" and turn key to on then press gas pedal and gas should pump out if not fuel pump is bad... if thats not it you want to check for spark easiest way is to pull one of the spark plug wires and stick a screwdriver in the end then hold the screwdriver to where the metal shank is approx. 1/4" away from any metal surface ... hold the screwdriver without touching the metal shank!!! have someone crank the engine you should see a spark intermittently between the screwdriver and the metal youre holding it close to.. if thats ok the only other thing i can suggest is get a battery with more cca "cold cranking amps"..hope this helps..OH YA ON A SAFER NOTE!!!...DONT LOOK FOR SPARK WITH THE ENGINE WET WITH FUEL..

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota Tacoma wont start when the engine is hot and sits a few minutes

I Hope You All Appreciate This FAST and EASY Inexpensive Repair That Even The Toyota Dealers Dont Seem To Know How To Fix !!! The Problem Is The Air filter temp sensor. Look On The Left Side Of the Air Filter Housing and Disconnect The Plug Thats Attached To The Spark Plug Like Plastic Sensor Mounted on The Side Of the Air Filter Housing, Now Go Start Your Truck !!! Your Truck Will Start And RUN Fine Now ! Replace The Sensor Approx $59 at Autozone... This Should Fix 90% Of Your Problems If your In the other 10% and it does not Fix it , Email Me and Ill See If I Can Help ! People Have Spent Hundreds and into The Thousand Dollar Area Trying to Resolve This Intermittant Problem At Inept Shops with Illiterate Mechanics ! If Your Happy With This Fix, BE Generouse ! I Do Accept Donations at Paypal Send to donsgirl89@yahoo.com Thank You JOE Mechaniac

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: toyota tacoma 2003 check engine light is

If the car still runs then the problem is not major but may develop into one if unchecked. The sensors in the engine may have detected problems and should be stored in its ECU. If you have a scanner have it connected to the diagnostics it should give you a clue on what to check out.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: check engine light on 2003 toyota tacoma, O2 sensor?

An O2 sensor code is a tricky one. It could mean SEVERAL different things, and I know how bad it sucks to hear this, but your best bet is to take it in and have a diagnostic ran on it at either a dealer or a good mechanic shop with a computer they can hook up to it. I had an "O2" code come up a while back on another car I used to have, and literally spent weeks and hundreds of dollars trying to fix it, and never did. Finally out of desperation took it in, paid the $90, and they found the problem and fixed it in like 30 minutes. Something I would have never even thought of was causing it (can't remember off the top of my head). After that I stopped wating time and money on check engine lights. One comes on in my car, I take it to have it ran for free at and auto parts store just to make sure it's not a loose gas cap or something, just to get an idea of what I'm looking at, then go and make an appointment to have to hooked up to a diagnostic computer to track down the problem. Good luck, and hope this helps save you some time and money.

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota Tacoma wont start when the engine is hot and sits a few minutes

Found this solution and it worked for me on my 1996 Toyota Tacoma and fixed the problem you described...!!! Here it is --------"I Hope You All Appreciate This FAST and EASY Inexpensive Repair That Even The Toyota Dealers Dont Seem To Know How To Fix !!! The Problem Is The Air filter temp sensor. Look On The Left Side Of the Air Filter Housing and Disconnect The Plug Thats Attached To The Spark Plug Like Plastic Sensor Mounted on The Side Of the Air Filter Housing, Now Go Start Your Truck !!! Your Truck Will Start And RUN Fine Now ! Replace The Sensor Approx $59 at Autozone... This Should Fix 90% Of Your Problems If your In the other 10% and it does not Fix it , Email Me and Ill See If I Can Help ! People Have Spent Hundreds and into The Thousand Dollar Area Trying to Resolve This Intermittant Problem At Inept Shops with Illiterate Mechanics ! If Your Happy With This Fix, BE Generouse ! I Do Accept Donations at Paypal Send to donsgirl89@yahoo.com Thank You JOE Mechaniac"
The answer (above) came from this link and was posted by joe the mechanic on this thread
http://www.fixya.com/cars/t890232-1996_toyota_tacoma_wont_start_when

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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