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intermittent starting issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by chewluwatoo, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Apr 22, 2016 at 11:03 AM
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    So, I've had this issue for a while now. Can't seem to figure it out. My 08 Tundra 5.7 4×4 runs great. Once in a great while it won't start. I was driving the other day and turned my truck off. About 15 minutes went by, I tried to start it and it just turned over and over and over. Sometimes it sounds like it might start but doesn't. Seems like a fuel delivery issue to me but I don't know. So 20 minutes goes by and fires right up like nothing happened. This has happened probably 12 times over the last year-and-a-half. Toyota says clean the throttle body. I cleaned with a toothbrush and throttle body cleaner. Thought it was fixed but three weeks later it did it again. Sometimes it won't happen for six months and sometimes it all happens twice a month. There is no codes or any indication there is something wrong. I replace the battery 6 months ago because it was old. So that has nothing to do with it. Nobody seems to know or have had this issue before. Anybody else ever deal with this?
     
  2. Apr 22, 2016 at 1:40 PM
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    Are you getting your fuel from the same place? Either way, could be the station has water in the storage tanks and letting the tank get low. Could always start with a bottle of fuel cleaner with water remover. That would be an easy fix if so.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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    Thanks! I didn't think of that. I'll switch it up.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2016 at 8:03 PM
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    You don't have a flex fuel truck do you?
     
  5. Apr 22, 2016 at 8:21 PM
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    Wait for @LOTSOFTOYS to respond to this. Jace is the resident guru.
     
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  6. Apr 22, 2016 at 8:23 PM
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  7. Apr 22, 2016 at 8:23 PM
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  8. Apr 22, 2016 at 8:23 PM
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    Yeah is it a flex fuel?
     
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  9. Apr 22, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    No sir, it's not a flex fuel.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2016 at 9:11 PM
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    Nope. Not a flex fuel. It has 13000 miles
     
  11. Apr 23, 2016 at 3:04 AM
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    I had a 2007 dodge ram that would do the same thing. It had the 5.7 hemi. Every now and then would crank and crank but not start, turn off the key wait a few minutes then start like normal. The dealership could never get it to replicate, never threw a code, no one knew what to repair or replace. Never did figure it out, sold it in 2011.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2016 at 8:10 AM
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    When it does this, peek over and see if the security light is flashing.
     
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  13. Apr 23, 2016 at 12:09 PM
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    Thanks for the advice. I will check it out next time it happens. It could be a week or it could be a month or even six months. Who knows
     
  14. Apr 23, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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    As is @thefatkid another Toyota tech for Groove Toyota = )
     
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    Did you resolve or solve your issue?
    My 2008 4X4 starting doing same exact thing this weekend. No indicator or code lites. starts fine at times and then just turns over. Maybe only a coincidence but seems to start fine cold start. Only seems to happen when warm. When happens will only turn over as if trying to start. I can release key and continues to turn over for about 5-10 seconds unless turn key to off. This may mean nothing but wondering if yours does same thing. I am taking into mechanic today but if no codes I doubt he will have solution. I will try other recommendations on post first. will post if any results. thx
     
  16. Apr 29, 2016 at 7:54 AM
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    Mechanic diagnosed ..fuel pump module going bad re codes..replaced today..$750.00.. Hopefully resolves issue. Also recommended I to clean throttle assembly..
     
  17. Apr 29, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    Ouch! Glad you got it fixed though.
     
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    Damn, I do really miss the old days when a computer didn't control everything.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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    :amen:
     
  20. May 2, 2016 at 4:53 AM
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    Yep... Mine does the same thing exactly. I cleaned the throttle body. And two weeks later it did the same thing. Don't spray cleaner directly into the throttle body. spray it on a toothbrush or a rag and and scrub it
    Thanks for posting your reply. I really appreciate Bummed out about the fuel pump. That's spendy. OUCH! Hopefully this solves the problem.
     
  21. May 2, 2016 at 4:59 AM
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    How many miles on your 08. Mine has 132000.
     
  22. May 18, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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    If this doesn't fix your problem I had an issue where I would fire mine up it would run for 2/3 sec and shut off and would crank but not run. Waited about 5/10 min and crank and run like nothing happened turned out to be the ignition/key. Apparently it's common and a cheap bypass is get a remote start(if not applicable) and it comes with a ring you have to slide over the ignition which disrupts the signal from the keys chip and should fix the problem. I did this and I haven't had a minute trouble sense
     
  23. May 19, 2016 at 3:28 PM
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    Doesn't sound like the same problem l have.mine want start and if u let the key go it keeps turning over for a couple of seconds.if it wound't start just take the battery terminal off and it will start right up
     
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