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1989 Toyota 4 runner 4 EFI hard to start when cold

It will start after cranking for about 10 minutes, but when it warms up it starts right off.

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Have you checked fuel pressure before and after the first attempt to start ?
It could be low fuel pressure or a problem with the cold start injector if equipped.

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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota Tacoma wont start when the engine is hot and sits a few minutes

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SOURCE: 1989 Toyota FJ62 is hard to start after sitting

fj 60 series 2f and 3f petrol en gines always ,going back to the first of these motors have alway s been a problem to start particularly hot ,over several days fuel can drain back from the fuel pump.BUT I am a liile confused,you say,FJ 62, THAT IS APETROL ENGINE WITH A CARBURETTER. yet you speak of injectors,if it is a DIESELmotor the vehicle is HJ60 with a 2h motor ,if it is a HJ62 then it will have a 12HT TURBO diesel motor,I can tell you where to look to solve the problem no problem at all, but i need an accurate description of the vehicle as they are all different engines

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SOURCE: hard to start in morning, changed out cold start

Buy a high amperage cold cranking battery! Typically there used in diesel engines, this will solve any hard starts!

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SOURCE: 1987 E.F.I. 4 runner wont start cold, a little

sounds like the fuel pump ...yes starting fluid will start the vehicle but consider it will damage your components and you risk many internal issues especially with today's electrical components ..if a constant pressure is not maintained and a fuel pressure test can be done at many part stores to tell you the exact pressure and what it would be at {For Free} i am also considering you to check all the vacuum lines for dry-rot as this will also contribute to this issue try carburetor choke cleaner around the intake manifold and vacuum lines to see if there is a change in the motors performance ...but im nearly 100% certain you will find it is the fuel-pump ..

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what engine do you have in this?

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