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Hilux ‘88 3Y turns over but won’t start


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Does the engine crank but not start?

My immediate thought was either battery or starter motor.

Next thought is the alternator good?. If so, it should have definitely fully charged the battery.

Good idea to check the battery terminal connections and also the earth/ground wiring. I do recall a few posts where this has been the solution to their issue. 

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Thanks mate! It was the automatic choke on the carb that’s not working - have to open the butterfly manually on cold start. Might need a full rebuild on the carb.  Or EFI 😉

On 4/4/2021 at 6:28 AM, campbeam said:

Does the engine crank but not start?

My immediate thought was either battery or starter motor.

Next thought is the alternator good?. If so, it should have definitely fully charged the battery.

Good idea to check the battery terminal connections and also the earth/ground wiring. I do recall a few posts where this has been the solution to their issue. 

 

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