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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.

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gotta ask
1. did you check ALL the fuses
2. how did you check the fuses?

a lot of coincidence between rewiring wiring and no start
 

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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?

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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
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I too, have a 04 Tacoma. After pulling a trailor for work, I lost my turn signals, along with horn, and Hazards! After returning home, I checked fuses, found two that were blown and replaced them. Have signals back along with Hazards, yet no Horn. The next morning went to start truck for work and have a Crank but No Start Situation! Removed spark plug and found I had spark but no Fuel. Couldn't hear fuel pump turn on and thought that was the problem. Charged battery over night, went back out to try and start again, Now there is Nothing when I turn key,I mean Nothing! Replaced terminals on Battery, Charged again for a few hours. Tried to start again. NOTHING! PLEASE HELP! All of this from pulling a trailor? I need ANSWERS TO FIX!! All my relays are ok, along with fuses! What can it be!??
 
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