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    azdesertred Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 29, 2006, 11:00 AM
    1995 Toyota Tacoma won't start, no spark
    My 1995 Tacoma was ruuning fine when one evening I got in it and started driving from my house. At the end of my street, after turning a corner, the truck simply died! I tried to start it, and nothing! It hasn't started since. I towed it home that night & discovered that it wasn't firing. I've replaced the ignition coil, ignitor, cap, rotor, plugs, & plug wires. I've checked the ohm resistance of the pick-up coil and evan checked the air gap. Any suggestions at this point would give me SOME hope!!

    I'm a 34 yr. old single mother of 5 children, and I live in a VERY rural area! I am the ONLY financial resource working towards the effort of supporting my family (I don't receive ANY child support or other assistance) and this is my only source of transportation! The nearast store is 15 mi. away. I my place of employment is approx. 35 mi. from my home. I am about to lose my job & all hope. I've been raised by a single father, so I know about cars, but this problem has got me stumped! PLEASE HELP!!
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    Jan 5, 2009, 10:51 AM
    I had the same problem with my 1995 Toyota Tacoma, and have still not figured it out.

    The posting from Azdesertred was a few years ago (2006), so if anyone knows the outcome, or has a solution, please reply.

    Thanks, 95Taco
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    Jan 5, 2009, 10:57 AM

    . Test all underhood and underdash fuses with a test light or multimeter:

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/cars-t...tml#post252145

    . Check for codes.

    . Test for power to the distributor.

    . Test for spark. If there's no spark, replace the items azdesertred did.

    . Test for fuel.
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    Mar 22, 2012, 02:14 PM
    One other place is to check the resistance on the crankshaft sensor. If it is bad... it will not run
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    Mar 22, 2012, 03:33 PM
    Wow! Reading that old post what a story. Single mom, only 34, with 5 kids!! Wonder how she made out? But like most, they come on here, report problem, and NEVER get back with us.
    Anywhooo.. just so the rest see this, the 1995 Tacoma's were one of the last Toyota trucks built with a distributor. Inside the dist lies an ignition coil.
    I know the OP stated the coil was replaced, but with what?. An off the shelf, works if it wants to, aftermarket special?
    Anyone with one of these trucks, save yourself the trouble and go get a Toyota OEM ignition coil!
    This fixes 98% of these issues 95 Taco's die of. FYI
    Have a nice day.
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    May 16, 2012, 09:57 PM
    Thanks Kitch428. I had the same problem as the OP, went out and purchased the OEM coil and was back on the road. To anyone else who may follow, do yourself a favor and also purchase the gasket at the same time otherwise plan on a second trip as those things get brittle.

    I realize now that there were several precursors to the ignition coil failure... hard start on warm days, loss of power and stalling.
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    May 17, 2012, 03:42 PM
    That's great! Thanks for the report. I'm sure many will see it and will benefit from it.
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    Jul 31, 2013, 06:07 PM
    Hi kitch428 hey man what's OP mean?
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    Jul 31, 2013, 06:39 PM
    Other person.
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    Jul 31, 2013, 07:34 PM
    Thanks TxGreaseMonkey!
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    Jul 31, 2013, 08:43 PM
    Original poster of this thread.

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