Question about 1994 Toyota 4Runner

Open Question

Toyota Surf 3.0 KZN will not start turns over no glow plug light[have tried to power the plugs with jump lead no difference] have tried easy start still no go ? Was running and staring fine.

Posted by on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 243 Answers

SOURCE: don't know how to reset timing belt warning light after belt repl

You must remove the dash panel and you'll find a screw just behind the warning light. You have to swap the screw's written at the back "timing belt reset".

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Surf 1KZ-TE Diesel wont fire

I have the same problem. it just wont start one morning. can you please help me in case you have solved your problem already.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Toyota Surf Diesel starting problem

Injectors could be blocked but i would go with an injector pump or fuel pump.

Posted on May 11, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: my 93 hilux surf turbo diesel has started to run a

How do you change the fuel filter?

Posted on May 19, 2010

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Thick smoke and different smell coming out of

Thick smoke out of the tail pipe usually indicates a blown head gasket or seal. does smoke have a blue tint?

Posted on Apr 16, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to fix glow plug rail on a surf ln130

google search surf ln130 glow plug rail diagram and then select images or try one of the links to surf forums who are glad to help
Rebuilding 2L TE Engine Toyota Surf LN130 Hilux 4Runner Surf Topics

Toyota 4WD Surf Owners

Jan 29, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Glow plug light

I have an 83 300SD. Have you actually tested the glow plugs? You can remove and with a jump wire or even battery charger test to see if they are working. Attach negative to the body and + to the tip. Be careful they get HOT. If they are working (test them ALL because even if 1 or 2 are out it can cause hard start) make sure you have power to the plugs themselves. Maybe start there to make sure the relay is working. Test light while turning key on (may need a helper with this).

Jul 05, 2017 | Mercedes-Benz Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Will bump start but not off key

If the car turns over you can crank the engine using the key and it turns over fast, but it won't start, could be down to low fuel pressure, possibly fuel pump. Could be the coil ( which I doubt as the car starts when bumped) or, like you say, the plugs. The fact that the engine fires up when pushed, and the lack of info regarding how well the engine turns over using the battery, seems to me that it could be either a bad earth ground from the battery, but more likely a bad battery that's lost it amps and losing its charge quickly when the engine is off. Engines can turn over with a bad battery but the amps are bad and it dies quick. One thing you could try would be to see if you can get someone to jump start the engine using cables. If the engine starts its most likely the battery. You may still encounter a problem using cables because there still might not be enough amps getting through, so the best option would be to try a different battery first. Your car is starting when bumped which makes me think the plugs are ok, as when power reaches the plugs, they heat up and create combustion. If the fuel pressure is low, this could cause your problem, as the bump will increase the pressure and supply allowing it to start. I'm not sure if your car is electronic pump or mechanical. If it's electrical this could be unlikely the cause unless the power drain when trying to crank the engine from the battery is causing poor fuel supply from the electric pump. There is another you allow enough time for the glow plugs to heat up? some cars as they age prefer some time with the key on to the point the dash lights are on, and wait 30 seconds and then turn over the engine, this power supply can allow the plugs to heat up prior to being turned over. One other thing could be the pre- heaters. I'm not sure the exact names, but modern engines have a system that pre-heats the plugs, like pre-coils or something. This could be bad.

Try this first:
turn key to the point the ignition is on fully with lights on but don't turn over the engine. Leave it 30 seconds and then turn over the engine. See if this works. This will help heat the plugs and prime the fuel pump.

If this does not work, then try to get someone to jump start your car using cables. Again follow the previous tip. If this works it's likely your battery.

If this does not work, try a different battery. hopefully someone can loan you one. If this works, it's your old battery. some batteries are maintenance free, so you shouldn't top up with distilled water, but some are not and lose water. If it's low, top it up with distilled water. Do not use tap water. Be careful handling the battery with the caps off. Do not over fill.

If this does not work, try new glow plugs.

If this does not work, it could be the fuel pump causing low pressure.

Lastly, when you key the engine to turn it ove, does it just click? If you just hear a click from the starter motor, then either the battery is bad, a bad earth ground requiring a clean of the terminals and reconnecting them, or new starter motor. If you just hear a click and the battery is good, see if you can get someone to whack the starter motor body with a hammer and it may start. Be very careful not to have the car is gear, to no get your hand caught in moving parts, etc. This is at your own risk, please google how to do this and then decide if you wish to try.

There can only be so many problems. Power or fuel. It starts when pushed, so it gets fuel from the pump when pushed. The plugs get power when pushed. The key is does it turn over from battery, and is it getting enough amps. Good luck

Nov 06, 2013 | Peugeot Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Had 04 transit connect for 6 weeks. always started fine till week ago when turned cold. glow plug light only shows for about 1 second, replaced glow plugs but still the same. can only start every morning...

Sounds like the timer is bad. Since you have power when warm, the power relay must be giving the timer juice. The way it is suppose to work is you wait until the glow plug light goes out and then try to start. In cold weather it should take longer for the glow plug light to go out.

Nov 03, 2013 | Ford Transit Connect Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 1990 toyota surf it was leaking diesel from the fuel pump. We put a duel battery in and went to start the car and the car starts idelsup to 3000 rpm then stalls the black smoke comes out of

you can check the glow plugs.disconnect the negatif from batterie.
remove the wire thats connect all glow plugs.then turn one by one,
the glow plug out.remember where you took them got on ,
one end a pin and the other side treat,treat is possitif pin is negatif.
take a solid wire from and connect that whit a small gripper on the,
nut from the glow the treat from glow plug put that on possitif batterie en the wire on the negatif from batterie,the plug will start to glow from top off the pin downwarts if its a good one.less good one start to glow in the middle off the pin and then one is not working will not glow ,
be carrefull these can burn very hot,so only do this a few seconds.
diesel needs somewhere between 400 or 500 degrees to ignite.

Jul 27, 2012 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Glow plug maybe out on 2005 f350 king ranch

2 ways to check 1) have key out of ignition, remove glow plug power rail, get ohm meter on top of glow plug where rail bolts on & base of plug where you bolt it in. check all plugs & should be similar. 2) remove plugs & hook jumper leads to battry, connect - jump lead to base of plug where it screws into the block, touch tip of plug where power rail bolts on with the + jumper lead but do not touch the heating element of the plug extremely hot extremely quick. hold power on for 5 - 7 sec until glow bright red. repeat with all plugs (faulty ones will take longer to glow or not glow at all)

Jul 14, 2012 | 2005 Ford F 350 Super Duty

1 Answer

Isuzu trooper hard to start

  • Even though the glow plug goes out it does not mean the all the glow plugs are working,
  • Remove glow plugs.
  • With a set of jump leads connected to a battery connect the earth lead to the body of the glow plug and touch the top of the glow plug where the wire is connected with the pos lead the top of the glow plug should heat up and turn red.
  • Only replace the ones that do not heat up.
  • Hope that helps.

Aug 03, 2010 | 2000 Isuzu Trooper

1 Answer

Car wont start when engine is cool

sounds like a glow plug problem,if it starts o.k. when warm,but not when cold,does it smoke a lot when trying to start it cold,if so i would say your glow plugs are either burned out or theres no power to them when you turn on the key,do you see the glow plug light on the dash,it may light,but that doesn,t mean the glow plugs are getting power

Apr 16, 2010 | 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser

1 Answer

Toyota Surf Diesel starting problem

Injectors could be blocked but i would go with an injector pump or fuel pump.

Jan 20, 2009 | 1995 Toyota 4Runner

1 Answer

Nissan vanette not starting from cold

it sounds like there is a short in the glow plug suply circut if they dont work when installed into the engine you might try wiggling the connectors

Dec 01, 2008 | 2002 Nissan Altima

Not finding what you are looking for?
1994 Toyota 4Runner Logo

Related Topics:

163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts


Level 3 Expert

80637 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8841 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides