85 toyota pickup runs roughwhen cold amd won't hot start

Asked by May 14, 2018 at 06:16 PM about the 1985 Toyota Pickup 2 Dr SR5 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

86 toyota pickup was stolen and recovered the
next day.  they took everything, electric fan and
switch, headlights, cemter console wheels, im
mean everything. even my prop rod for the hood.  
but it ran. i had it towed because it had one small
wheel on it. got it home and it sat for 3 months
while i order new stuff. finally got everything and
wenr to start it and wouldnt even idle without
putting full throttle on it. evem then it would cut out  
and sputter and barley stay running. untill it gets
hot then runs tottally normal. but when i shut it off
it wont restart. engine turns over but wont start.
anyone got advice?  ,,

7 Answers

109,635

Try a new tank of gas and some carb cleaner.

and while the truck was running it pulled codes #2 air flow meter sensor #3 no ignition signal from igniter #6no ignition signal #8intake air temp sensor or circuit #11ecu main relay

109,635

Maybe the thieves damaged things under the hood. Check it out or have a mechanic do it.

its fuel injected and it was on empty so i put 5 gallons of fresh gas in it

it has new spark plugs wires and cap and rotor. ive made sure evwrything was plugged in also no bare wires exposed

109,635

Look for vacuum leaks too.

109,635

Those codes are your best clue. Look into them!

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