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Pete, Auto Service Technician
Category: Toyota
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.
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2000 Toyota 4runner 2.7 liter starts no problem called after

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2000 Toyota 4runner 2.7 liter starts no problem called after running for a while it doesn't want to start I can splash water on the outside of the engine and it will start
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

One common component that can act up like this here and is very common is the crank sensor itself.It sends the crank position signal to the engine computer and the computer uses this signal to operate spark and fuel properly.This sensor can cut out after the engine has ran a bit and cause this here.Then usually as the vehicle sits and cools the sensor will cool or when splashing water on it it will cool and allow restarting until it acts up again.This sensor is located on the side of the engine block on the drivers side as seen here and can usually cost around $100 for a new sensor.

From what you have described here this sounds like the cause needing replaced.

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Thanks Pete