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I have a 1989 diahatsu hijet truck that has 14000 miles on it. it runs like a new one after you get it started. the problem is getting it to start. I have already had to replace the starter it was worn out from use. if I want to start it I have to set a heater beside the truck and blow it on the moter to warm it(about 15 min.) then it starts fine till it sets for 3 or 4 hr. and gets cold. I have changed , plugs, coil, wires, points,condesor,coil restor . I'm lost what is wrong? lost charlie

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You should also check that you haven't blown the head gasket. To check that take off the oil cap and see if has moisture inside it, you can also pull the dip stick n see if the oil is milky, or if you know a mechanic get them to do a TK test.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: missing and not starting when gets warm and run for a bit

ok.. for starters you need to check why you are loosing revs.. it could be your powersteering switch on your steering rack not working.. just bridge switch to test.. revs should not drop on steering.. then check fuel pump relay.. and efi relay.. theese cars are gettin on.. so could be faulty with long use..heat related.. insert a visual inline fuel filter and when it stalls check fuel flow... aswell as put a little fuel in the vacum hose line and see if it starts to confirm its a fuel issue... if the visualis fuel flow than its fuel pump related.. wires can come loose of pump .. as they travell under rear seat.. and into tank.. ... good luck

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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Click on the following free direct Link. It has the Timing: Belt and Mark Diagrams for the 1988 Daihatsu Charade 1.0L 3-Cylinder which is the closest to the Hijet. Plus additional Instructional and Directional Diagrams.

Note: the annotated Align Matings Marks located on the engine casing, or the Belt Alignment Marks.
I owned one of these while living in Japan.

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at!

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