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No start 98 toyota avolon

This car starts fine when first started cold start. After warm up and shut down will not start until sitting for 5 or more minutes. This can go on all day long as you wait between starts for 5 minutes or more. The battery is turning the engine over fine but will not start until after the wait. Please advise. Thanks,
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  • billyboy 2 Oct 17, 2008

    Thanks, the check engine light is not on. This car starts fine first thing in the morning and runs great, only problen is when stopping and shutting it down for just a few minutes like maybe stopping for gas, it will not restart unless you give it five or more minutes just sitting. Then it will restart just fine and run great until you stop again for a short period of time. Have to go through the same wait time again before it will restart. I'm no dummy when it comes to cars as i have worked on them off and on for many years but this has me stumped, i am an older senior person and am not up on the newer cars so i really appreciate any and all help i may get from you. No one at the popular auto stores have come up with an answer, please help and again THANKS for your attention.

    wbooker226@aol.com

  • billyboy 2 Oct 17, 2008

    Have not tried the "smell for gas" at the tailpipe but will do and respond back. Thanks

    wbooker226@aol.com

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I have a 1984 Cressida that still runs great after 254,000 miles, but it is doing the same thing. When it is cold it cranks perfect every time and run greats! Once the engine heats up, if I turn the car off it looses spark and will not fire. It turns over fine but does not spark. I think it may be a bad distributor. If the sensor (which is not replaceable) is loosing contact and does not senses rotation it will not send the signal for spark or fuel. Ihave replaced the coil and the ignitor, these are not the problem.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Another question: Do you smell any odor whatsoever of raw fuel when it does not start, from the tailpipe?

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I had a reliant that did the same thing I put in a manual choke control cable and used it for another year before I got rid of it for a newer car, hope this helps

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SOURCE: Hard Start Toyota Landcruiser HZJ75

two first things to check fuel and spark ...fuel make sure your fuel pump is working its messy but the easiest way is to pull the fuel line "only one connection" and turn key to on then press gas pedal and gas should pump out if not fuel pump is bad... if thats not it you want to check for spark easiest way is to pull one of the spark plug wires and stick a screwdriver in the end then hold the screwdriver to where the metal shank is approx. 1/4" away from any metal surface ... hold the screwdriver without touching the metal shank!!! have someone crank the engine you should see a spark intermittently between the screwdriver and the metal youre holding it close to.. if thats ok the only other thing i can suggest is get a battery with more cca "cold cranking amps"..hope this helps..OH YA ON A SAFER NOTE!!!...DONT LOOK FOR SPARK WITH THE ENGINE WET WITH FUEL..

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SOURCE: 1996 Camry 100 km stalling

You have one of two very common problems.
Number one may be a stuck open EGR valve
Number two would be a failing Idle Air Control valve (IAC).
Try this: Open the hood & locate the EGR valve, close to the firewall, behind the intake. Find & take with you a small hammer. The next time that it happens, open the hood & tap on the EGR valve. If it is sticking "open" the tapping may dislodge the carbon particles that are keeping it open.When the EGR valve is open, exhaust is getting into the intake at idle, and this will def stall out the car.
There is no repair to the IAC valve, it would need to be replaced if it is bad.
One of these two scenarios will cure your problem, I see it every day.

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SOURCE: 1999 Toyota Solara Starter or Ignition Switch problem?

Your problem is a faulty starter solenoid relay.
It is staying in the POWER ON position.
The relay is located under the hood near the power distribution panel (fusebox) i believe.
Consult your owners manual or Repair manual for exact location.



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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota Tacoma wont start when the engine is hot and sits a few minutes

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SOURCE: 2002 Toyota Camry will not start, Alarm Problem???

the computer system that runs the car itself has a Vehicle Theft Deterrent Module build into the OBD II operating system that runs the ignition timing everything. It does make it neearly impossible to steal the car, only one draw back the Dealer is the only place you can get it serviced.

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