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IGNITION TROUBLES 99 TACOMA PRERUNNER, when i go to start it, the starter turns over a lot before starting, sometimes i have to turn they key off and wait a few seconds and the start it. it "coughs" slightly and then its fine. I have no other troubles with it. It does it more when its hot outside. I have a new (last year) starter and fuel hoses.....could it be the fuel filter? what else could it be. It runs perfectly other than that.

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I just copy/pasted this from another message with much the same problem:

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I don't know if your truck uses this method but several vehicles I have owned would turn on the electric cooling fan to combat the natural temperature rise that occurs in the engine once the coolant is not circulating anymore.
This prevents hard starting in a hot engine and if the thermostatic switch fails that controls the fan, the cooling (and turn-on) doesn't happen.
This may be your problem.

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