99 Toyota Tacoma problem, help if you can..

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Old 19 Dec 2009, 09:06 pm   #1 (permalink)
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scott wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> Ok so I have a 99 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 3.4 liter engine with 143,000
> miles on it. Everything is going just fine, I am out driving around in
> the snow and almost home when all of a sudden, loss of power and the
> engine is slugish and slow to rev up. If it revs to far it tries to
> stall. When it idles it is rough like the coils died, again. So being
> in Asheville, Nc with all this snow the town is shut down. Finally i
> get Autozone and they have one coil. I figure I can swpa it around and
> find the bad coil and be back up. No luck there. So I am stuck, do all
> three coils go bad at once or could there be another problem? Any help
> is appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Scott..


Codes! OBDII codes!
Do you have access to an OBDII scan tool?
It's all in the codes, Scott.
What do you mean, "again"?
How did you diagnose the previous "bad coil"?
Be careful about throwing new parts at it; gets $pendy quick!
Offhand, it sounds like a bad throttle position sensor.
But, the codes tell all.
Get a scan tool!
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 09:46 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"scott" <nope@haha.com> wrote in message
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> Hi everyone,
>
> Ok so I have a 99 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 3.4 liter engine with 143,000
> miles on it. Everything is going just fine, I am out driving around in
> the snow and almost home when all of a sudden, loss of power and the
> engine is slugish and slow to rev up. If it revs to far it tries to
> stall. When it idles it is rough like the coils died, again. So being
> in Asheville, Nc with all this snow the town is shut down. Finally i
> get Autozone and they have one coil. I figure I can swpa it around and
> find the bad coil and be back up. No luck there. So I am stuck, do all
> three coils go bad at once or could there be another problem? Any help
> is appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Scott..


Doesn't Autozone have a scanner to use free of charge? They do inTexas.

My '99 had similar symptoms with a dirty MAS. Bought the cleaner, took
it out and cleaned it and no more problems. It was throwing oxygen
sensor codes (lean burn on left bank) but the previous owner had
replaced the sensors twice before I bought it.

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Old 20 Dec 2009, 11:45 am   #3 (permalink)
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Ok hooked up the scanner and it returns Passed no codes. Truck turns
over but will not start now. Not sure what to do, any ideas??
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 02:28 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 12:45:40 -0500, Scott <nope@haha.com> wrote:

>Ok hooked up the scanner and it returns Passed no codes. Truck turns
>over but will not start now. Not sure what to do, any ideas??


Check the battery ground at the engine/chassis.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 06:33 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default 99 Toyota Tacoma problem, help if you can..

Hi everyone,

Ok so I have a 99 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 3.4 liter engine with 143,000
miles on it. Everything is going just fine, I am out driving around in
the snow and almost home when all of a sudden, loss of power and the
engine is slugish and slow to rev up. If it revs to far it tries to
stall. When it idles it is rough like the coils died, again. So being
in Asheville, Nc with all this snow the town is shut down. Finally i
get Autozone and they have one coil. I figure I can swpa it around and
find the bad coil and be back up. No luck there. So I am stuck, do all
three coils go bad at once or could there be another problem? Any help
is appreciated.

Thanks,

Scott..
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 08:15 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Scott" <nope@haha.com> wrote in message
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> Ok hooked up the scanner and it returns Passed no codes. Truck turns
> over but will not start now. Not sure what to do, any ideas??


Sounds like a blocked tailpipe or CAT.


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Old 20 Dec 2009, 10:09 pm   #7 (permalink)
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In article <008d19d9$0$16799$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>, "Rastamon" <rasta@dakine.com.invalid> wrote:
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>"Scott" <nope@haha.com> wrote in message
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>> Ok hooked up the scanner and it returns Passed no codes. Truck turns
>> over but will not start now. Not sure what to do, any ideas??

>
>Sounds like a blocked tailpipe or CAT.
>
>

maybe the first thing is to see if you have spark.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 10:58 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Scott wrote:
> Ok hooked up the scanner and it returns Passed no codes. Truck turns
> over but will not start now. Not sure what to do, any ideas??


Weird! Are you sure the scanner is alright? I think I would try to
generate a code just to verify the scanner. Cranking it over with the
MAS or TPS sensor unplugged should generate the appropriate code.
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Old 21 Dec 2009, 10:21 am   #9 (permalink)
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Autozone does have a code reader for free with a small deposit, Someone is
picking it up for me so i should be able to post a code shortly. Thanks for
all the help.

Scott..


"Anyolmouse" <Anyolmouse@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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> "scott" <nope@haha.com> wrote in message
> news:FgeXm.27542$_b5.14951@newsfe22.iad...
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Ok so I have a 99 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 3.4 liter engine with 143,000
>> miles on it. Everything is going just fine, I am out driving around in
>> the snow and almost home when all of a sudden, loss of power and the
>> engine is slugish and slow to rev up. If it revs to far it tries to
>> stall. When it idles it is rough like the coils died, again. So being
>> in Asheville, Nc with all this snow the town is shut down. Finally i
>> get Autozone and they have one coil. I figure I can swpa it around and
>> find the bad coil and be back up. No luck there. So I am stuck, do all
>> three coils go bad at once or could there be another problem? Any help
>> is appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Scott..

>
> Doesn't Autozone have a scanner to use free of charge? They do inTexas.
>
> My '99 had similar symptoms with a dirty MAS. Bought the cleaner, took
> it out and cleaned it and no more problems. It was throwing oxygen
> sensor codes (lean burn on left bank) but the previous owner had
> replaced the sensors twice before I bought it.
>
> --
> We have met the enemy and he is us-- Pogo
>
> Anyolmouse
>


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Old 25 Dec 2009, 09:43 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Did you figure it out? I would be interested in hearing what happened. I
would guess some sort of blockage either in the intake or exhaust tract.
Icing in the intake might be a possibility - did you look at the air filter?
Any chance you damaged the exhaust while driving around in the snow? Of
course there is always the chance you have water in the gas. Even if it is a
minor amount, it can freeze in the lines and stop you cold. A frozen
gasoline vent line could also play ahvoc with the truck....

Ed

"scott" <nope@haha.com> wrote in message
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> Hi everyone,
>
> Ok so I have a 99 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 3.4 liter engine with 143,000
> miles on it. Everything is going just fine, I am out driving around in
> the snow and almost home when all of a sudden, loss of power and the
> engine is slugish and slow to rev up. If it revs to far it tries to
> stall. When it idles it is rough like the coils died, again. So being
> in Asheville, Nc with all this snow the town is shut down. Finally i
> get Autozone and they have one coil. I figure I can swpa it around and
> find the bad coil and be back up. No luck there. So I am stuck, do all
> three coils go bad at once or could there be another problem? Any help
> is appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Scott..


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