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Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech
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Experience:  Toyota Master Tech, ASE Certified
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It was idling and just quit. Would start and run for a few

Customer Question

It was idling and just quit. Would start and run for a few seconds then quit, now just turns over but won't start. 1/2 tank of gas. Serviced last Tuesday.
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: Same as usual until now. Not a gas hog that we've noticed
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2008 Highlander Sport
JA: Are you fixing your Highlander yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Out in middle of nowhere. Just tried starting repeatedly
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's all we have
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 month ago.

Hello, does it have the 4cylinder or V6 engine? Does it seem to turn over faster than normal?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We got it figured out. We tried different key and it started right up. Key is apparently bad.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 month ago.

Ok, thanks for letting me know.