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1996 Toyota Tacoma wont start when the engine is hot and sits a few minutes

1996 tacoma pickup 4 cylinder, 5 speed.
when the engine gets warm and you stop somewhere for a few minutes the engine will not crank, just turns over and over.Starts great when cold and runs great allways.Toyota mechanic checked fuel pressure and said it was fine. He is thinking maybe crank sensor, or module in the distributor
Anybody got any ideas same problem here. my 97 tacoma 3.4l is very hard starting after running for a while. it starts eventually but cranks forever. first i thought it was vapor locking so i replaced the radiator and the fan clutch. but problem is still here. maybe its a sensor? i am lost at this point. my dad thinks it is the crank position sensor. any suggestions need some help here

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Found this solution and it worked for me on my 1996 Toyota Tacoma and fixed the problem you described...!!! Here it is --------"I Hope You All Appreciate This FAST and EASY Inexpensive Repair That Even The Toyota Dealers Dont Seem To Know How To Fix !!! The Problem Is The Air filter temp sensor. Look On The Left Side Of the Air Filter Housing and Disconnect The Plug Thats Attached To The Spark Plug Like Plastic Sensor Mounted on The Side Of the Air Filter Housing, Now Go Start Your Truck !!! Your Truck Will Start And RUN Fine Now ! Replace The Sensor Approx $59 at Autozone... This Should Fix 90% Of Your Problems If your In the other 10% and it does not Fix it , Email Me and Ill See If I Can Help ! People Have Spent Hundreds and into The Thousand Dollar Area Trying to Resolve This Intermittant Problem At Inept Shops with Illiterate Mechanics ! If Your Happy With This Fix, BE Generouse ! I Do Accept Donations at Paypal Send to donsgirl89@yahoo.com Thank You JOE Mechaniac"
The answer (above) came from this link and was posted by joe the mechanic on this thread
http://www.fixya.com/cars/t890232-1996_toyota_tacoma_wont_start_when

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

  • CoviCo Aug 24, 2011

    This worked, thanks joe.

  • Rich Davis
    Rich Davis Aug 06, 2012

    I'm the 10% that the new temperature sensor did not work. What did work was leaving the temperature sensor disconnected. Then a second superior solution that worked was to add a 100 ohm resister in series with the temperature sensor. This makes the electronics think the air temperature is slightly cooler than it is. Because the electronics checks the air temperature with the coolant temperature, I think what is really happening is increased resistance in the coolant sensor wiring. But for the past several months a 100 ohm resister solved the problem.

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Could be a oil pressure switch not letting the ignition fire because it doesn't detect enough pressure.

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