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I have a 1987 Toyota Pickup SR5 2WD, I have replaced the Head Gasket, Fuel Injectors, Timing Chain, Water Pump, Fuel Filter, Spark Plugs and Wires, and some other small things. The problem I'm having is it has a hard time starting up at times. When the truck has sat over night (Let's say about 8 hours) it will start right up with no problems. And it also has no problem starting when the engine is warm (if I start it back up in under 30 minutes or so). But after it has sat anywhere from 1 hour to 6 hours is where the problem is, It will start up, sputter and shut off.. Try again and it starts up, sputters and shuts off. And after about 3-7 attempts, it will finally catch the sputter and start up. When it finally starts, a belt sweaks for about 1 second and then stops sweaking. Have an idea of what this could be so I can start my truck up with no more problems? (FYI - After it starts up, it runs like a champ.. it's just having a hard time starting up all the time)

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Hello first of all

Well i would bet your pickup coil is faulty or hall effect sensor not sure if toyota has hall effect sensor but they do have coil pick up this part sits directly under distributor cap it simple to change and it will remedy your problem as what you listed is common with this part being faulty. And since you have already changed so much this is really all that's left.

I am almost sure this will solve your issue please feel free to contact me with any issues

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