Question about 2002 Toyota 4Runner
Recently bought 4 runner. battery was dead when we picked up. jumped off and drove home no problem. tried to jump off again and jumper cables began smoking and got very hot. removed cables and charged battery. engine turns over good but will not start ?
Turning over and not starting means one of a few things. It's a basic problem with a relatively complicated answer. At the basic level, your engine needs fuel, air and spark to run. I'm guessing you have a 5VZ-FE 6 cylinder engine. It has 3 coil packs that fire 6 spark plugs. Those are most likely not your problem since you would have to destroy all 3 of them for it to not run at all. My guess is your problem is a blown fuse, loose ground or dead fuel pump. Those are the most common issues. Your fuse box is on the passenger side fender liner, under the hood if I recall correctly. Open it up and look for a broken conductor on the fuses. Some you have to look from the top and some it's best done with a flashlight shining from one side while you look for the fuse conductor from the other. You can also get a test light, clip it on ground and probe both sides of the fuses. If one side lights your light and the other doesn't, that fuse is blown. The only remaining possibilities are defective relay or PCM and those are rare.
Posted on May 07, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi,if all your connections are good,it sounds like the alternator. I would take the battery out and charge it,then load test it.If it checks good.Take the alternator to autozone or advance and have it checked.Good Luck!!!
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Try lightly tapping the starter with a spanner and at the same time turning the key to start, if it starts you need the starter overhauled.
Regards Gary M
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
you definitely need a new battery. replace it, and have the charging system checked when you do. If you do it yourself, use a volt meter to make sure that your battery is holding at least 14 volts when the car is running. anything less, and your alternator is bad. I dont think your alternator would be bad, though. your whole engine and transmission is electronically controlled and runs off of the power generated by the alternator. the battery is primarily there to start the car. without the power generated form the alternator, all of these things start drawing power from the battery. and since the battery cant recharge itself, it will eventually die, and so will your car. so, my guess is your battery just went bad, and your charging system is good. have it checked just to be on the safe side though.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
Assuming the motor is not frozen, you are probably not getting 12 V *at the starter motor* while cranking.
Also, try charging the battery; a dead battery may draw so much power from the jump that there still is not enough left for the starter - specially if you are using marshmallow $5.00 jumper cables.
Check it out and correct the problem (Bad ground?).
If this is a manual transmission, you can check tha the motor is not frozen by putting it in 3rd gera and rocking it to see if the motor turns. Remember to put it back in neutral befor you play some more with the starter motor
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 23, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Apr 12, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Jan 26, 2014 | 1997 Honda Accord
Jan 25, 2014 | Cars & Trucks
May 12, 2012 | 1995 Toyota 4Runner
Jul 28, 2010 | 2004 Ford Escape
Aug 05, 2008 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee
Jul 21, 2008 | 2002 GMC Denali
32 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: