4Runner engine trouble


#1

I own an '89 4Runner. It has a problem of dying all of the sudden. The problem baffles me because it’s like a “ghost” car and it only dies a handful of times. The battery connections are new, and I gave it a recent tune-up, so it starts just fine. I drive it a few miles and then I come to a stop. Everything is still fine. However, when I start applying the gas to get moving again, the engine cuts out entirely and it takes several tries to get it started again. Oh yeah, a mechanic also checked up with a computer of the power between the battery and the alternator and nothing was wrong. If anyone has any ideas or anything, that would be great. Thanks.


#2

My first suspect would be a failing fuel pump.


#3

First, change the fuel filter. Then, check the fuel pressure. Then, pull a spark plug wire and check for nice, strong, sparks during cranking.