1999 Tacoma- Inconsistent Starting


#1

I have a 1999 stock tacoma that’s in pretty good condition. Over the last several months i have been experiencing inconsistencies in how it starts. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


#2

What exactly are “inconsistencies”? Doesn’t rotate, rotates without firing, fires for a moment then dies, does it when cold, does it when hot, etc? Some details about the problem are needed to help us better diagnose the issue.


#3

it usually happens when it is hot. it will rotate but take a lot longer to start and once it does start to turn over it will sputter and die. If i give it a little gas when it starts it usually works.
It seems like when it starts cold i can hold the key for about a second and it turns over every time. It is inconsistent when its hot/warm and i have to hold the key longer for it to turn over. thats when it sometimes sputters and dies or i have to give it a little gas to get it going.
Thanks for your response. Any more information is greatly appreciated.


#4

Not a cure; but a diagnosis: during start, hold the pedal to the metal until it starts. As it starts, let up on the gas pedal. Did this help? Tell us. #2. Before you crank, turn the ignition switch ON for two seconds, and OFF, three times; then START. Results? Tell us.


#5

the pedal to the metal method works, but the on and off three times method didnt help. it took me a while to respond because it didnt happen for a coulple of weeks but then it happened like 3 times in a row which is not normal. any suggestions? thanks again.