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I've read a previous post with similar/same symptoms

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I've read a previous post with similar/same symptoms discussed by your Master Mechanic Victor. Can I chat with him? The post was 10 years ago. I'd like to ask him since his discussion was so similar to my situation. "Victor"

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Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Truck starts every morning. This June started as usual. Then after several runs/stops (errands) it begins to crank & no fire. After several turns of ignition key (+/- 6-8?) it'll fire and run fine. Have you heard of this anomaly. What are the likely fixes. I've replaced many components. Love truck-spoiled with such dependable service. 262K mi. Have been tracking down options for 3 months. Working with auto electric mechanic now who says after new distributor/coil/cap/plugs/wires/rotor and now testing ignitor, next step computer (ECM or ?) What do you say?

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Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I wish to continue the conversation with Toyota Service as I've had to obtain the items he suggested to test his recommendations. These have taken a couple days since products were not available locally and had to order online. Please continue with the same conversation under order #17964418-957. 1996 Tacoma 2.4L engine: Starts fine in am but after a few starts/stops/starts running errands eventually will CRANK ONLY and then takes several tries turning key in which it then starts but afraid of being stranded soon. Want to report on what followup I've completed per his suggestions.

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