1996 Toyota Tacoma Q&A
1996 Toyota Tacoma Question: why truck won't start
You need to scan your truck for codes, to see if the distributor is ok, then you need to see if the igntion module is ok. You need some electrical skill to do these checks. How old are your tune-up parts like your cap and rotor, wires and plugs? The basic stuff can also cause a 'no spark'. If these initial checks don't work then you may try www.alldatadiy.com and paying for a 1 yr subscription to the factory service info for your vehicle. It will have a 'no spark' diagnostic tree to follow, because there are several things to inspect for this type of problem. Is your timing chain ok, meaning is your distributor turning when you crank the truck? I have seen the Timing Chain Sprocket Teeth strip on Toyota trucks with this kind of mileage. - dandd
This 1997 Toyota Tacoma is a 5-speed manual shift. After the engine gets hot (after driving about 30 minutes or so), then turned off and it sits for about 20 minutes, it does not want to restart. I...
No matter what the weather is, my truck will not drive until the engine has warmed up. I have seen other trucks just like mine and they can start up and drive right away. So what is wrong?