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03 tundra stalls after replacing battery terminal

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Rrworker, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Apr 14, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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    New member in Alabama. I noticed my clock kept resetting overnight for about a week so yesterday I cleaned up the positive battery terminal, and went to work, 23 miles one way, the truck stalled twice at the red light, while cleaning up the terminal I saw that it was deteriorated so today I replaced it with a standard terminal, drove it and it's doing the same thing. I read earlier this could require resetting the Ecu, anyone experience this before? I thought it might be a bad alternator, it's got 270,Xxx miles on it.
     
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  2. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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  3. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:08 PM
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    Have your battery and alternator checked?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    The battery is 8 months old, no problem with it running until I removed and cleaned the terminal.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:17 PM
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    Take alternator to get tested?
     
  6. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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    No......it's pouring down rain and don't want to be stranded on the side of the road .
     
  7. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    Get it tested when u have time, I have a '97 T100 with 305550 miles the dash battery light was coming on, took to autozone get tested both batt and alt were bad but I replaced with alt, no more issues, my batt is a Interstate bout 3 yrs old
     
  8. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    What's your username mean?
     
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  9. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    Welcome Chris. There may be a bad connection at the other end of the battery cable. The alternator is also suspect. Check all your connections carefully and I like to use No ox or something like this:
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  10. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    I'm thinking it's something to do with taking the battery terminal loose. However, I've done that before when cleaning the terminals and replacing the battery and haven't had the problem. I took them off last night and this morning is when it was acting up.
     
  11. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    The terminals from the truck are stock? Or replaced em?
     
  12. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    No meaning, easy to remember
     
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  13. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    Ha! Was thinking Railroad worker lol
     
  14. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:37 PM
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    Well hopefully it gets resolved quick, others on here will chime in to assist
     
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  15. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    Lol, I hope so. I'll visit advanced tomorrow unless someone can help with this reset.
     
  16. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    Yes, they were stock. I noticed the positive one slightly broke / deteriorated and replaced it today, same problem .
     
  17. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    You a railroad worker?
     
  18. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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    Yes, Union Pacific and another member on here from Ohio works for CSX
     
  19. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:57 PM
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    Cool, you know what a draft gear is ?
    How about a slack adjuster?
    ABD service valve?

    Lol
     
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    ..............mmmmm....no
    What u do?
     
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    Yes, parts on a railcar .
     
  22. Apr 14, 2018 at 6:15 PM
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    We I stall ties under rail, surface and line rail too, so I know nothing of rail car parts
     
  23. Apr 14, 2018 at 6:24 PM
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    I gotcha. Can you drive a spike?
     
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    Clean your MAF sensor. It can cause stalling at idle especially after a battery disconnect.
     
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    Ok I'll check it.
     
  26. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    MAF sensor?? I disconnected my battery on my 2001 tundra to try and clear an ABS light on the dash and it worked, but now it runs like crap. When it starts, it idles up to 1000 - 1100 (like always) and then instantly starts to idle down to 500. I try and rev it, but it's like the more I give it gas the worse it gets. I just replaced the fuel filter thinking that it was plugged and no luck. Still the same. So, is the MAF sensor in the top of the air cleaner box? And, can I use contact cleaner (LPS Micro-X NU) that is safe on plastics?
     
  28. Apr 18, 2018 at 2:54 AM
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    Correct on the location, not sure on the cleaner since MAF cleaner is cheap enough. I wouldn't risk it considering a new sensor is about $60.
     
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    A lot of Toyota's will stall at idle after you disconnect battery. This is from a dirty throttle body. Clean your throttle I bet you'll be fixed.
     
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    I will get some cleaner and clean it. Thank you.
     

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