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Just bought a toyota tacoma is it normal to have to press the gas to start. and some times i have to turnover the truck about 3 or more times to start it. also when going up an incline like a hill it seems like it loses power. only had it 4 months...Dealer claims the don't find nothing.... when i boutht it had 12000 miles on it. boutht from a reputable dealers ship

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Consistant

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Tacoma?

History shows it has had a crankshaft position sensor replaced...Dealer claims that was because of a recall

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

No, it has a warranty on it. which i've paid for

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

I've paid over 30000 dollars for the truck

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Canuck Tech, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago
Canuck Tech
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Hi there - to answer the first part of your question the way the truck starts is not normal.

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Toyota Mechanic: Canuck Tech, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago

What year, which model, and which engine?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
2016 Tacoma V 6 engine
Toyota Mechanic: Canuck Tech, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago

I'll look for recalls to try and verify the dealer's claim about the crank sensor

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Toyota Mechanic: Canuck Tech, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago

There was a recall on the crank sensor

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Toyota Mechanic: Canuck Tech, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago

For hard start and power loss, there are many things to check - a dirty mass airflow sensor, fuel pressure... The tech could start out by checking long term fuel trim under load to see if the computer is compensating for a problem.

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Toyota Mechanic: Canuck Tech, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago

Is there anything else I can offer?

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Toyota Mechanic: Canuck Tech, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago

I would also look closely at the big tube that goes form the air cleaner, past the mas airflow sensor, to the throttle body. Any air leaks will mess up the fuel delivery.

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Toyota Mechanic: Canuck Tech, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago

If this information has been useful, please close the question and rate my service. Regards, Canuck

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