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Toyota FJ Cruiser-- starts on...
Toyota FJ Cruiser-- starts on occasion. Will take multiple attempts before starting if it starts at all. Battery fine. Alternator has been replaced. Didn't fix it. Dealership said they have no idea.
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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 months ago
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Thanks for posting

Does the engine turn over but not fire up or is there nothing when turning the key to start? Any clicking noise?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Turns over; won't fire up. No clicking.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Any ideas?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 months ago

D​o you have a diagnostic code reader or can you borrow one? It'd difficult to say whet the problem may be without having some diagnostic information, have you checked to see if it has spark at the plugs? Does it try to fire up and die out right away?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Dealer says no error codes showing up when they hooked up the computer. Doesn't fire at all.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 months ago

T​he only thing I can think of is that it may be an engine immobilizer malfunction but it would show up as a code, possibly fuel related can you tell if it has fuel pressure./

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Dealer didn't check fuel pressure. They did check to see if the gasoline was bad. Confirmed it was fine. Could it be the chip in the key?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 months ago

Yes that is possible.

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