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  • Low fuel starting problem

    Anyone else had this? Get in, step on clutch, green light, press button, light starts flashing :shock: Tried the cycle a few times, same pattern.

    The car is very low on fuel, indicating empty, fuel light on & 6km left on range, but that should not cause a problem since there's still 20 - 30l in the tank at that point. But given that that was the only thing I could think of I rolled it onto a flatter bit of ground and it fired up.

    Questions are:
    1. can anyone verify with any certainty that this was some kind of overly matriarchal fuel monitoring reaction, and
    2. has anyone tried to jump the car directly to its starter solenoid when it is chucking this kind of hissy fit?

    I had been contemplating a clutch switch override for hill starts but if Q2 is a possibility then a hot start relay would be a more versatile solution.

    Anyone..? Anyone...?
    150 D4D GX with big tyres, TPMS, Tracklander, GME, Safari breathing straw & super soft squishy custom rear springs.

  • #2
    Their is also a thread about cars not starting because of other electrical interference, ie mine wouldn't start when
    My keys and phone were to close together.


    Hutch- 2012 Prado 150, some TJM Kit.
    [b]Rob[/b]

    [b]2016 Toyota Hilux SR5 D4D Auto Company Cruiser... [/b].
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    • #3
      HI Hutch. I did a few searches but couldn't find anything already started on this>I'm interested in having a read if you can point me to the other thread?
      150 D4D GX with big tyres, TPMS, Tracklander, GME, Safari breathing straw & super soft squishy custom rear springs.

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      • #4
        http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?t=26803

        Here u go.


        Hutch- 2012 Prado 150, some TJM Kit.
        [b]Rob[/b]

        [b]2016 Toyota Hilux SR5 D4D Auto Company Cruiser... [/b].
        [url=http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?23866-Hutch-s-2012-150-GXL-V6-petrol-Auto]Hutch's 2012 Build up[/url]
        [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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        • #5
          Good one Hutch, I'm feeling comfortable with the steering lock explanation, although the emergency start procedure could be useful to keep in mind. Thanks mate,
          G.
          150 D4D GX with big tyres, TPMS, Tracklander, GME, Safari breathing straw & super soft squishy custom rear springs.

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