02-15-2010, 04:55 PM
I was wondering if someone on here could help me. I went to start my 2004 Tacoma and all the lights work and the starter turns, however engine doesn't start. I had just driven it earlier and it ran fine. I hooked up a trailer that I just rewired and tried to start my truck and thats when the engine wouldn't start. I disconnected the trailer and checked the fuses. I haven't a clue what happened. Like I said, all electrical systems are a go. Could something else have gone on me? Also my battery is only a month old and has plenty of juice.
Thanks for any help or direction.
02-15-2010, 05:36 PM
1. did you check ALL the fuses
2. how did you check the fuses?
a lot of coincidence between rewiring wiring and no start
02-15-2010, 07:25 PM
This is kinda weird. After pulling ALL the fuses and inspecting for a break inside the fuses my truck started. The fuses were good. It started a little rough but ran fine. Drove it a couple miles, turned it off and it started right back up no problems. It's hard to think i drained the battery to a point where it wouldn't start. There were non of the obvious signs of a weak battery. Is it possible my fuel pump is starting to go?
Thanks for the reply the.phantom.
02-15-2010, 09:34 PM
i suggest you always check them with a VOM (DVM)on the lowest scale ! you can get a cheap but accurate one for less than $10 at harbor freight.
you can have a hairline fracture on the fuse and not see it
you can have a fuse pick up a few ohms of resistance and be good but drop the voltage
( i had a 72 new toy celica and the one hi light on the driver side had all of 5 ohm's of resistance and the light would only light dim !)
if i took out the headlight and measured at the plug i would have 12 volts ( no load) but with it in i would measure 6 volts across the bulb) other 6 volts was dropped across the fuse !
now a idea? the ecu will learn and several post about unplug the battery for 15 min to allow it to forget memory, then connect the battery and it will re learn .
wonder of that was the area you lost power? ( that would explain the rough idle for a few min)
just a SWAG
if you had a weak battery it would not turn over at normal speed