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Problems starting 2016 tundra...

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Wingnutz, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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    I went out to start my tundra this morning and when i turned the key it started to turn over but never started...i waited for 2-3 minutes then tried again and after a few seconds the truck started...i drove a few miles and shut off the truck and tried to start it again and it did the same thing, it would just turn over...if i keep trying it eventually starts but when it does it smells strongly of gasoline...anyone else having these problems??? Any suggestions to help me figure this out???
     
  2. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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    Not sure what it could be. No issuses yet on my '16 platinum 7228 miles.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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    Take it back to the dealership.
     
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  4. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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    I got 13900 on my SR5 Tundra and have had no problems until this morning...
     
  5. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:34 PM
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    More details may help.
    Does it crank reluctantly or vigorously?
     
  6. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    Change anything in the truck recently? The sounds like a problem an old truck should have.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    It cranks vigorusly...
     
  8. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:36 PM
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    Have made no changes at all...everything is still stock...
     
  9. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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    Gosolo, what details would you like...ill tell you...
     
  10. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    I'm thinking you're not getting consistent juice to your spark plugs.
    For every internal combustion engine 3 things are required: oxygen, fuel and a spark. Being a newer truck, I have no doubt it's pulling air in and your smelling fuel tells me you're probably getting gas.
    Get it to the dealer, your under warranty for sure right?
     
  11. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:45 PM
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    Take it to dealer and make them figure it out for sure, too new to have a problem like that. Has it ever ran out of gas?
     
  12. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    Never ran out of gas, and yes Gosolo, it is under warranty, and i only put in chevron gas with that techron stuff thats supposed to help the fule system stay clean...i would assume that stuff works...?
     
  13. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:50 PM
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    Could be a few things. Could also be a crap battery with this cold weather..not enough cranking amps.
     
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  14. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:51 PM
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    I keep my truck in my garage...it has the original toyota battery in it...
     
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  15. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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    I would take it back to the dealer ASAP. You want them to diagnose it and hopefully fix it. Hopefully the dealer can give you a loaner truck while they inspect your truck. If they can't fix it then I would ask for a new replacement truck if it's still under the requirements for the lemon law. How many miles on the truck? Are you in sub freezing temps right now?
     
  16. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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    The battery was gonna be my next guess... and sadly my last. As that's about the extent of my troubleshooting abilities on my new tundra. Good luck, hopefully is something cheap and easy to fix!
     
  17. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    @Sean266 , op says it cranks vigorously so that should rule out the battery.
    @Wingnutz, diognostics on these trucks complex ignition systems require equipment that the dealer has readily at hand. As said above, waste no time going to the dealer.
     
  18. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    1UPPER, i have 13900 miles on it and yes, im in sub freezing temps...
     
  19. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:06 PM
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    FF engine or no?
     
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    Not saying your gas is affected for sure but I would read this article about gas in sub freezing temps. First and foremost take it to the dealer before anything. You want them to be the ones to create a log on it since it's under warranty.

    https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-freezing-point-for-gasoline
     
  21. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:07 PM
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    No flex fuel...
     
  22. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    What was the temp outside? I have seen cold fuel do funny stuff to fuel injection systems sometimes. Mine started up this morning, no problems, temp was 9 degrees. There was a sound like the air injection valves trying to move ever so slowly but it only lasted a few seconds then the truck ran fine.
     
  23. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:12 PM
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    It was around 10°f last night...
     
  24. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    1UPPER, thanks for the link on that article, very interesting...im taking it to the dealer now so they will be the first to start it in the morning after its sat for a while...hope they can figure out whats wrong with it...
     
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  25. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    I would say take it to the dealer as well. If warranty can cover it dealer is your best bet.
     
  26. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:32 PM
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    Headed to the dealer right now...thanks
     
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    I also keep my SUV in my garage in Socal weather and I got a dead battery 2 weeks ago when it dipped in the 50's...go figure...3 years old battery
     
  28. Dec 18, 2016 at 10:53 PM
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    If I had to guess I'd say it has to be something electrical. If the ECU thinks the engine is running, it will continue to spray fuel which could be the cause of the raw gas smell. It _should_ detect the absence of tach, and stop cranking and spraying.
     
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    Well i went out to start it to take it to the dealer and it started right up like nothing ever was wrong...i left it at the dealership so yhey can look at it tomorrow...ill keep yall updated on what they say it is...
     
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  30. Dec 19, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    Maybe somethin' came in outa the cold, entered the air cleaner housing through the fenderwell and took up residence in the air cleaner housing. Built him/herself a nice little nest. It's happened to me, but it was a stash of acorns instead of a nest.
     

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