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Toyota Tacoma Owners Manual: If the engine will not start

If the engine still does not start after following the correct starting procedure (→P. 141) or releasing the steering lock (→P. 142), confirm the following points.

■ The engine will not start even when the starter motor operates normally.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem.

● There may not be sufficient fuel in the vehicle’s tank.

Refuel the vehicle.

● The engine may be flooded.

Try to restart the engine once more following correct starting procedures.

● There may be a malfunction in the engine immobilizer system.

■ The starter motor turns over slowly, the interior lights and headlights are dim, or the horn does not sound or sounds at a low volume.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem.

● The battery may be discharged.

● The battery terminal connections may be loose or corroded.

■ The starter motor does not turn over, the interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn does not sound.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem.

● One or both of the battery terminals may be disconnected.

● The battery may be discharged.

Contact your Toyota dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if repair procedures are unknown.

If you have a flat tire
Remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare provided. ■ Before jacking up the vehicle ● Stop the vehicle on a hard, flat surface. ● Set the parking brake. ● Shift th ...

If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P (vehicles with an automatic transmission)
If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake, there may be a problem with the shift lock system (a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever). Have the vehicle ...

Other materials:

Headlight Dimmer Relay
Inspection INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1. INSPECT HEADLIGHT DIMMER RELAY (a) Check the resistance. (1) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below. Standard: Tester Connection Condition Specified Condition ...

On-vehicle Inspection
ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1. INSPECT COOLER CONDENSER ASSEMBLY (a) If the fins of the cooler condenser assembly are dirty, clean them with water and dry them with compressed air. NOTICE: Do not damage the fins of the condenser assembly. (b) If the fins of the cooler condenser assembly ...

Initialization
INITIALIZATION 1. RESET MEMORY NOTICE: Perform Reset Memory (AT initialization) when replacing the automatic transmission assembly, transmission valve body assembly or any of the shift solenoid valves. Reset Memory can be performed only with the Techstream. HINT: The E ...

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