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My 98 toyota sat up little while, and now the motor turns

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Hi, my 98 toyota sat up for a little while, and now the motor turns over, but will not start. I replaced the fuel filter, but the same. Even before that it was running rougher each time i drove it. Plugs have also been changed.
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Toyota. The Toyota Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes, if not i will tow to a mechanic i know.
JA: Great! What have you tried so far? Is there anything else important you think the Toyota Mechanic should know about your Toyota?
Customer: Checked the MAS, but did not replace it.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. What model is this 98 Toyota you are having a no start issues with (and what engine type)? Thanks

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Limited 6 cylinder
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not sure what engine type.
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 11 months ago.

limited model (Avalon/Camry/Tacoma), etc?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry, toyota 4 runner.
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 11 months ago.

The first thing to do is lift the hood and see if the 15 amp EFI fuse is blown.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok, i will try that.
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 11 months ago.

After that, if the fuse is OK, see if there are any air leaks between the MAS and the throttle body.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 11 months ago.

How long has the vehicle sat?