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1988 Starting Issues

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by McSaucyWalrus, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Mar 10, 2019 at 6:51 PM
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    McSaucyWalrus

    McSaucyWalrus [OP] New Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    Im new to the forum and new to the 4runner (and 22re) game. My 1988 4Runner is having problems starting, it will crank over but I dont think its getting fuel, I was able to crank it over for a few minutes and it would sputter a few times and eventually fire up about two weeks ago, now when I crank it over nothing happens, just keeps cranking until the battery dies. I sprayed some starting fluid into the intake and it would fire using that but would not continue running after the starting fluid is burnt up which leads me to think that it is not getting fuel.

    I think I'll start by jumping the battery port and the fuel pump port in the diagnostic port and loosen the banjo at the cold start injector to see if I have fuel pressure...?

    Any other suggestions on where to start?
     
  2. Mar 10, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    HoBoDanny

    HoBoDanny Dude...

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    Sounds like you’ve got a solid plan. Check the inline filter.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    4scooter19

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    If you don't get pressure I would check voltage at the pump. I have had relays go bad in the past. Theres an access panel under your back seat if you didn't already know that. Makes it nice to not have to drop the tank!
     
  4. Jun 10, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    Martinjrherrera

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    Check one of the relays that’s your issue I can’t remember which one but we had same problem
     

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