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When it doesn't fire do you see a small padlock symbol like this one on the dash? http://carwarninglight.com/im_p/car_warning_light_w_immobilizer_theft_prevention_red.png
But does it flash when the engine is turning over and not starting?
Ok, so the key is not the problem. The flashing means the computer doesn't see a good key and will not turn on the fuel injectors. Does the check engine light illuminate when you turn the ignition to on?
So the light is off, you insert the key then turn it to the on position (not start) the Check Engine light should come on for a few seconds then go off.
Ok, from the information you have given me I would go with the fuel pump. It sounds like it is losing pressure and it possibly has a defective check valve.
It is not hard to change, lift the bed off for the absolute easiest access, 4 bolts then have someone help you lift it. The pump is right in the top of the tank.
Those fuel pumps work really hard all the time. Not uncommon at all for them to go out.
Especially if the truck is driven with 1/4 of a tank of gas or less a lot.
Crank sensor would have set the check engine light. An old timer's way of double checking would be buy some starting fluid at your nearest auto parts store and next time the truck won't start, spray some starting fluid in to the air cleaner hose and try to start the truck. if it starts then you have a fuel pump problem.
Aftermarket on the fuel pump is fine shouldn't cost more than $125-$150;
Yes but I have NEVER seen one of the Toyota filters go bad (mainly because of the filter on the pump itself, nothing ever has a chance to get to the secondary filter.
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Nothing else needed. As for as the traction control problem, you need to see a dealer and have them reset the zero point calibration, takes only a minute and will cost $25-$50 depending on the dealer, long story short your truck thinks you are turning at a severe angle and the truck is on an incline. Just need to reset it so it knows what level ground looks like again, lol.
I have to sign off for now but I think you have the problem kicked now.
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