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Starting problems I recently replaced the spark plugs and wires on my 87 toyota truck, I am still encountering hard starts as it takes long to actually spark the fuel mixture, im wondering if there is something wrong in conjunction with how it starts.

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  • brianaut Feb 17, 2009

    The troubleshooting page in the FSM (page FI 11) goes through a series of tests - basically impedance checks on various sensors. You might start there - with trucks this old the dealers are clueless unless you just want to throw parts and money at the problem. Parts are available on Ebay (picked up sensors and and ignitor pack) and use them in trouble shooting. This is not an easy problem to fix however the is a great deal of information available on the Web. My 1987 started this nonsense a few weeks ago and I'm still fighting it. Testing impedence will help prevent replacing parts unnecessarily. I'm down to the Air Mass Flow sensor, Throttle Body and the Circuit Opening Relay. Time and my circuit tester will tell. From there I'll head to the ignitors - maybe look for them on Ebay as well. Hope this helps.

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Cold start injector probably stopped up

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