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Toyota Tacoma 2008 starts and then stalls, The check engine

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Toyota Tacoma 2008 starts and then stalls
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: The check engine light is on only after it stalled. It only does that when I am getting it started It is intermittent
JA: Are you fixing your Tacoma yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: changed the spark plugs
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It is really cold here. About 10F. Also I have tried dry gas a few time with mixed results I have also been able to start it 20 minutes later I also have been pushing on the gas pedal really hard to see if it makes a difference and sometimes it does and sometimes it does not
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

Hey how are you

what engine you have lets look up the fuel specs and let see if you have correct fuel pressure when no start happens

have you had a diagnostic scan and retrieved the fault codes ?

We need correct Fuel pressure & good Spark for the engine to run correctly ?

Do you have a test light so we can check for spark ?

Do you have fuel pressure tester to check for fuel ?

Do you have any prior experience in electrical troubleshooting and testing with a test light for power & ground ?

AN EASY WAY TO FIND OUT IF LACK OF FUEL AND NOT SPARK WILL BE , WHEN THAT COLD AND IT WANT START , GET SOME STARTING FLUID AND SPRAY IN THE TB BODY WILL START QUICK THEN AND STAY RUNNING

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have no scan done
How do you know if the fuel pressure is right?
my tank is 1/2 full
what is the TB body?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

TB : throttle body ,PLEASE CLICK ON BLUE LINK TO VIEW LOCATION & PICTURE OF TB BODY

Fuel Pressure : is checked using a fuel gauge tester and you hooked to test port on your car fuel rail

the amount of fuel has nothing to do with pressure

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok Thanks! I think this is too hard for me. Can I cancel this call?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi! Just asked for a refund. No fault of yours. I just don't think I can do this and the answers are too slow. Best,
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

YES SURE MAN NO PROBLEM I SEND IT IN FOR FOR REFUND