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4runner died on me but started right back up

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Hansel007, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Jun 2, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Hansel007 [OP] New Member

    Jun 2, 2017
    99 4runner sr5
    Body lift
    So my 4runner shut off on me while driving to work no indications either. At first I thought a belt broke cause my power steering went out but when I pushed the gas to accelerate I noticed the car had shut off everything stayed on like it was in accessory mode. Put it in neutral while rolling turned the key and it started right up. Made it to work popped the hood checked my terminal connections they were good checked the alternator connections they were good wiggled wires to see if I had a shirt or loose connection somewhere and nothing all fluid legislation are good and tested battery and alternator and they checked out holding strong at 14.26 with ac on high. Drove it home after work roughly 16 miles and no issue. I'm thinking maybe fuel filter or I had a bunch of stuff on key ring so maybe the weight messed with the switch or my knee hit it. (On the ride home all I had on the key ring was the Toyota key and fob). I have googled and read the articles that popped up but everyone's issue was similar except they had to wait a bit before the vehicle would start up again or it would not start up again.
  2. Jul 11, 2017 at 9:13 PM

    larramo 3ed gen faithfully

    Jul 10, 2017
    First Name:
    clearlake ca
    4 runner
    3" lift but mostly all stock not a scratch on it it is pristine condition amazing for being 19 years old.
    that sounds about rite too much stuff on the key ring my wife put a bunch of shit on my ring and the same thing happened to me.got rid of all none essential stuff and it never happened again

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