truck will not start when hot, after sitting for 10 or 15 minuets

Asked by Aug 09, 2015 at 08:25 PM about the 1993 Toyota Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

after it cools down will start fine.

3 Answers


Ignition modules are known for getting hot and shutting down then start back up when it cools down.

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I had a 1969 Chevy 396 SS big Block in my Chevelle. After a couple months whenever I drove it, even a few miles just going to a local store for 5 minutes when I would jump back in to leave it would not start. Would turn over as long as I tried to crank it but that just made the battery go dead. Heat expands everything in or on your engine especially if you have added any High Performance items. So, I would just have to wait 5-10 minutes after trying to start it one time when trying to leave. It would then start up every time. I know it was a big hassle when you are in a hurry to get some where. I sold the Chevy Chevelle for a nice $7,000 profit after purchasing for $12,000 then spending $6,000 for maintenance and repair. First person that came to look at it offered me, I sold it to him for $25,000 which he felt was a great price. It was worth at least $3,000-$4,000 more easily. I had mentioned earlier I am an honest guy who is not just after someones money. I feel great knowing that another fine muscle car is out on the street and someone else is getting enjoyment from driving the car. The second person that called and asked me about the price wanted to know what I sold it for after he saw the car was gone. When I told him he said that I was a fool and could of made another $3000-$5000 profit easily. I had to tell him it's not just about the money. I am just a regular guy or private seller that will buy a car as is and will then have a professional mechanic do any maintenance and repair needed. Could save a lot money if I did maintenance and repair myself. However, I just do not enjoy working on cars or getting greasy. Like I mentioned, this is just being a person who cares, a "pay-it-forward-kinda-guy)I really just like to drive cool vehicles for a year or so then sell them. I do not enjoy working on them and except for the basic simple things I have learned from conversations with mechanics when they do the maintenance and repair, or reading receipts and invoices. Whatever profit I get I then go out and buy another and sell at a price someone can afford and enjoy. You can read a person quickly after meeting and talking. If I have a person who loves cars and can truly only afford to pay a certain price then I will sell to that person rather then to the person who tells me I could of gotten more profit. Nowadays, with internet as well as any conversation you have with a buyer you can get a good idea about the persons emotional value or investment, need, how much they can truly afford and how much they are full of excitement about driving a cool car. I will even make sure it is full of gasoline if the buyer is younger and money is truly tight. I know the wealthy woman I bought the 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle from sold me the car for half of what it was worth. She didn't care about cost because she is very wealthy and she wanted an older California Street Hot Rod for her sons birthday. Well when he saw the car he was disappointed because he was expecting a old Cool California Street Hot Rod and the 1969 Chevy Chevelle was way older and not a classic. He wanted a vehicle from 2000 or later, like a 2005 Corvette , Camaro or Mustang. Obviously his communication skills are poor. When I spoke with his parents they were upset. I told them that they could sell the car for twice what they were selling it to me for. The mother was just so upset and didn't want to see the car just sitting outside in the driveway or put an ad in the paper or have people coming to her expensive home. She told me she wanted it gone and I could purchase it for $8,000 but I felt for this price it would be like stealing her money. I really got off the question that started this answer about cars not starting. Just please remember you auto enthusiasts, keep buying and selling and to be honest and fair. Never, ever sell a vehicle that you have knowing their is a problem that will be costly down the road. Go get it repaired or explain to the buyer what it may cost and take it off the price. I have spent $3,000 to have a rear end replaced and was upset that the guy sold me the 1958 Chevy Apache knowing it was a problem. I still made $4,500 on the truck. Have a nice day and I have the 1941 International Harvester Hot Rod for sale and also a 1965 Buick Skylark both ready to turn the key and rally down the road. I am open to negotiating and trades. What I really would love is to trade both these vehicles that have a value of($42,000 easy) much more then I am asking for a trade for a restored 1955-1972 Chevrolet Pick Up Street Hot Rod. Is must be Resto Mod that looks the year on outside with a newer paint job. Inside it must be completely restored with newer power bucket seats(from a 2010 or so Suburban), PW, PB, PS and hopefully tastefully done with full air ride and powder coated underneath, new suspension that I can have as my daily driver. I have priced these year Chevy trucks completely restored or Resto Mod and they can be purchased starting with the frame and getting powder coated, new air ride, exhaust, automatic with newer engine like 2005 Vortec and some power under the hood like 400 plus horse power. These trucks are available for $30,000-$38,000 very nicely done and looking and driving like a brand new 2016. My 1965 Buick Skylark not only has the 350ci engine with 3 speed automatic B&M on the floor. Also, the original numbers matching 301 Nail Head, 225 hp engine with the original 2 Speed Power Glide automatic. This would be a great deal for many people who enjoy working on these and surely would make a profit.


Here is a photo of the 1941 International Harvester Hot Rod(NOT RAT ROD)this is in excellent condition. Call or text me at (805)-797-3495 if you are interested in looking and driving. I am located in the Oxnard, CA 93035 area. Both my vehicles have been stored inside and been driven every 2-3 months just to keep seals and any other items working and moving. Thank you, God Bless.

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