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  1. paulj

    Leak at intake manifold

    Exhaust manifold is stock cast iron.
  2. paulj

    Leak at intake manifold

    My 1976 stock FJ 40 runs pretty crappily. The engine surges, and runs better when the choke is out after it's warmed up. It has a leak around the intake manifold at the gasket. I should say gaskets, as the PO sandwiched 2 of them under there. Being a newbie when I bought it, I didn't know...
  3. paulj

    warning lights, won't start

    Maybe not so simple. I put the battery in and it starts right up, but the "battery" warning light still comes on. As you noted, Mtbcoach, that light can indicate either a problem with the battery or with the alternator. The voltmeter shows a reading that was higher than when I jump-started...
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    warning lights, won't start

    I was able to jump start it. Then, I put my tester on it, and it was bad, so I pulled the battery and took it back to Sam's Club. Fortunately I found the receipt in the glove box. I thought they were going to prorate it, but the gave me a brand new battery for almost free. The same battery...
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    warning lights, won't start

    MTBCoach; As stated in my post, the battery is 16 months old. It is date stamped 9/12, and it's a 3 year battery. It says "Duramax 3 Year" or something like that. I'm going to put my battery tester on it, and will probably pull it out and get another one. The thing that seems odd to me is...
  6. paulj

    warning lights, won't start

    I've been driving my son's FJ Cruiser for a few months while he is working out of town, so I'm not very familiar with these vehicles. I have an FJ 40 and an FJ 60. Today I was driving it, and the radio started acting squirrely. Then I noticed nearly all of the warning lights came on. The one...
  7. paulj

    Lost Door Key

    I hate to admit this, but I was working on the truck last week, and put the key somewhere in the house where I don't usually keep it. When I couldn't find it, I figured it would turn up, and just used the spare key which I put in my wallet. Now I can't find either one, and I've turned my...
  8. paulj

    Lost Door Key

    I lost the keys to my FJ 60. I know I can get a locksmith or AAA to pop the door open. And I know that you can take off one of the front door lock cylinders to a Toyota dealer and have them cut a new key. Question: Which door cylinder do you take to the dealer, the passenger side, or the...
  9. paulj

    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    O.K. guys, I got the message. I will go through the fuel delivery system from the tank to the carb.
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    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    I searched "charcoal canister" on this forum and found an interesting thread by an FJ 80 owner who built his own charcoal canister. After reading that I have a better understanding of how the canister works or doesn't work. My truck definitely smelled like gas, and the tank always had a lot of...
  11. paulj

    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    Krusinkid; I removed all the lines a few days ago, and will leave them as is until the new "L" shaped hose arrives from SOR. I replaced the rubber fuel lines and the filter in the spring. It may have been running somewhat rough then, but a least it was running. It absolutely will not keep...
  12. paulj

    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    O.K., so I ordered the "L" shaped 5/8" hose from Toyota of Dallas, and went to pick it up on Saturday. The parts guy hands me a plastic bag with a length of 1/2" fuel line. The cost was $32! I had given him the part # somebody posted on this thread which was the correct number. I had him...
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    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    Adam; The only modification done to the engine is that it has been de-smogged. I don't think it's a California spec model. If owned it for about 15 years, and it's run pretty well until recently.
  14. paulj

    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    I put 2 gallons in today. It still won't run unless you drip gas into the carb. I took all those hoses off that run to and from the canister, but that doesn't help either, nor does taking the gas cap off. I haven't had time to check the lines leading to and from the fuel pump, but I got out...
  15. paulj

    DFW Mechanic-TOP NOTCH!!!!!

    Can you also PM me the name of the first shop so I don't go there by mistake?
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    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    Edwjmcgrath; The lines running in and out of the canister are the same setup as found in an FJ 60. It's quite possible that PO did that.
  17. paulj

    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    Thanks all for your input. I have a couple of questions to your responses. Kruisinkid; Which line goes to the intake, the 1/2" line or the 3/8" one? edwjmcgrath? I will systematically check everything leading to the carb. I fairly recently changed the 1/2" lines leading to and from...
  18. paulj

    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    I can see no fuel inside of sight glass. Does that mean for sure that the fuel pump is not working? It would seem a nearly impossible coincidence that the fuel pump would stop working the exact same time that I changed out the lines to the canister. I checked the lines to and from the...
  19. paulj

    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    I took the gas cap off when I tried to start it, and it didn't help. How do you check the fuel pump? Do you disconnect the line that runs from it and see if it squirts out gas when you crank the engine?
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    Won't start. Charcoal cannister?

    Oops, again. I never could use my wife's computer very well.
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