Question about Toyota Pickup
There may be several issues involved here but because it is intermittent the first thing I would look into would be a sticking EGR Valve.
If the pintle in the valve sticks open it will give you the symptoms you describe.
Apply a vacuum to the valve and observe if it sticks or binds.
A replacement valve should be available at Toyota or an aftermarket supplier.
I hope this helps you repair your problem.
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Posted on Nov 14, 2010
This is not too uncommon with older carburettors. The problem is going to be held inside the carb.. The float is more than likely sticking and may need to be replaced. What happens is, the float sticks and allows the the needle, which shuts off the fuel when the float raises to the a specified level, to allow too much fuel to enter the carb. and fload the cylinders. I would bet it takes a few cranks after it dies to start and then smokes for a few seconds. These are really good and strong engines. I would advise, either if you have another car or a good friend who may do this kind of work, get a carb. kit and a float (sold seperately) and pay attention to the diagram enclosed in the kit. This should eliminate the issue altogether. Very simple and just takes a little time. Take due care in removing the vacuum hoses. Be sure to mark where each one goes and if any are questionable or cracked, replace it. New vacuum hoses can be bought in length at around $1.50 a foot. Very cheap and will prevent a future vacuum leaks and headaches. If you have any further questions or need help installing the rebuild kit, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Posted on Nov 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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