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Re: 1999 toyota tacoma 4by4
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.
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Water went in relays,computer mane it thats a desaster try drying as mush part as you can saw that hapen too many time everybody ask me clean my engine its dirty i always tell them so what its dirty and after i tell the story about the with a town car
what you have here is a faulty temperature sensor so its telling the computer the engine is still cold ,right so you know the fault but where this sensor is i have no idea sorry only europeon motors and these of this model are all diesel with mainly manual gearboxes
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The answer (above) came from this link and was posted by joe the mechanic on this thread http://www.fixya.com/cars/t890232-1996_toyota_tacoma_wont_start_when
Check for fuel pressure when starting. Fuel pumps have a check valve in them that keep fuel in the rail at the injectors. If the check valve fails, the pump has to pump fuel all of the way up to the engine. Same thing with hot no-restarts. Fuel pump.