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My 1995 Tacoma 3RZ-FE...

My 1995 Tacoma 3RZ-FE won't start, isn't getting fuel. Fuel filter and fuel line are full of fuel?

Mechanic's Assistant: When did you last fill the tank? And do you smell gasoline around the engine?

A week ago. No gas smell.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tacoma yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes i'm fixing it myself. I disconnected the fuel lines to the fuel filter, plenty of fuel there.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It was running fine, no sputtering, turned it off. Tried to start 2 hrs. later wouldn't start. Spayed fuel injector cleaner in intake system, started right up, wouldn't keep running.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Matt, Mechanical Engineer replied 4 months ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer

If the car will start using a squirt of quick/ easi start into the intake then this confirms the problem is lack of fuel

So check that the injectors are being operated by the ECU, its hard to hear them ‘clicking’ with back ground noise so if you use a screwdriver like a stethoscope with one end placed against the body of the fuel injector while your assistant cranks the engine
The injectors should ‘click’ as they are cycled on and off
If you can't hear anything check the ECU power is present by measuring voltage at the fusebox and on its relay socket if OK then check the connections to the crank speed sensor and consider replacing this sensor if the wiring / connections look OK

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Injectors are clicking. I removed the fuel filter, cranked the motor, no fuel present.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How do I test the EFI relay?
Toyota Mechanic: Matt, Mechanical Engineer replied 3 months ago

Hello

if there's power to the ECU then the injectors will be 'clicking' so lets assume the EFi relay is OK

but if there's no fuel at the fuel injector rail then this is the issue

either the regulator is faulty and not letting any fuel through or there's a blocked/ collapsed line

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Toyota Mechanic: Matt, Mechanical Engineer replied 3 months ago

Hi
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