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  1. ratchet

    1994 FJ80 won't start

    Well this weekend I finally got back to this. I have a friend who has a 1994 FZJ80 so yesterday I convinced him to let me plug my ECU in to his truck to see if it worked...which it did. This morning he contacted me and said that his idle was very low which was not the case prior to the ECU swap...
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    Well unfortunately I ran out of time yesterday and wasn't able to perform the ECU checks listed in Post 25. I'm going to be extremely busy over the next two weeks and, while I am going may have a few moments this Sunday, likely won't be able to do anything else with this until the weekend of the...
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    Thats a hell of an offer thanks. I may take you up on that eventually since you may see something simple that I missed. I verified that there is approximate battery voltage between Pin 2 and 3 on the DLC. I also put the jumper wire in and then the CEL came on (and never went out) when the key...
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    Ok, no worries. I found this excerpt from the FSM that may be interesting. I know it deals with testing the fuel injection system but the diagram labels the terminals of the ECU which may help our search. I just noticed that you are in Erie. I'm down south of Denver...when this is all over...
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    I double checked E10A26 and E10A13 for current (there was none) and then continuity to ground with one lead on the negative terminal of the battery (there was continuity). I also did the same for E10A24 and got the same results (no current and had continuity to ground). I also checked the data...
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    Satchel, you ROCK! You did a fine job of explaining it...but we still haven't got it sorted out. First of all, I want to confirm I am reading the schematics right. Pin 4 has a D by it which means it is on connector E7D of the ECU connectors. When I look at page 68 of the link you provided it...
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    Satchel: the wipers, rear heater, and turn signals all work fine and I have power at both sides of the Gauge fuse when the key is in the run position. I'll check for power at pin 4 tomorrow morning and report back but I think your assumption about this being a ground issue is probably accurate...
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    Bilt4me: No worries. Apparently I mis-typed your name in the response anyway so typing skills are lacking on this end. Since I have no CEL light, any suggestions on where to check next? I've checked the harness and see no broken wires but an not sure what to do next because I don't know what...
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    Tedward - I put in a new cap and rotor. As far as I know the coil is good (I drove the vehicle in to the garage about 3 weeks ago). I used the plug wires and distributor from the 97 as t hey appeared to be in good shape. I could swap in the distributor and wires from my motor but it seems that...
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    TTT for the week day crowd.
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    1994 FJ80 won't start

    Background: I had a low oil pressure situation that wiped out some bearings. Changing the rod bearings didn't fix the issue so I got a low mileage (about 147,000) from a 1997 FZJ80 to put in while I rebuild the original motor. Since the motor was on a stand I figured I would do the head gasket...
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    Valve Stem Seals

    Ok, great. Thanks for the clarification.
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    Valve Stem Seals

    When you guys say to "check the bearings" what do you mean? Pull a rod or main cap and check the appearance and clearance with Plastigauge? Or something different? I'm hesitant to start pulling rod or main bearing caps since there's no indication of bearing problems...and if I checked one it...
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    Valve Stem Seals

    Tools: Thanks for the advice on the valve stem seals and clarification on putting the 97 in to the 94. I haven't torn in to many motors so don't really don't have a frame of reference regarding the severity of the leakage. PPC: Even though its probably a silly sentimental thing, I'd like to...
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    Valve Stem Seals

    As a result of my low oil pressure situation (Connecting Rod Bolt Replacement?) I am putting a motor (about 145k miles on it) from a 1997 FZJ80 in to my 1994. Since there are some differences between the years I'm planning to strip the motor and basically only use the block and head from the...
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    Connecting Rod Bolt Replacement?

    The reason I got the rod knock is because of the low oil pressure. After I changed the oil/filter the oil pressure gauge hit just over the third tick mark on start up. I did nothing else other than changing the oil and filter so that leads me to believe that the reason for the low oil pressure...
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    Connecting Rod Bolt Replacement?

    I ended up buying some connecting rod bolts at a Toyota dealership and spoke with the service manager there. He said that the proper procedure for replacing the bolts is to tap them out with a punch and then press them back in. Since the motor is not torn down this is not an option for my...
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    Connecting Rod Bolt Replacement?

    The Specifics: 1994 FZJ80 approximately 215,000 miles serviced at the dealer and babied its entire life motor completely stock The Background: The past few times I started it I noticed that the oil pressure seemed low and then would come up as it warmed up. This is odd and opposite of normal...
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    Annual Payette Draw Run 2010

    Word. We don't make it to many club events but our annual club trip is always a highlight of our year. Thanks to everybody who made this trip great. Richard
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    Annual Payette Draw Run 2010

    Do we need a permit or anything to camp in this area? I don't recall getting anything last year but can't quite remember. Darcy will be there with me. She is more excited about this than the trip back home in a few weeks. :smokin: You mean a drunken (not driving of course) late night fun...
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