Truck runs and takes off weird

Cody Apple

Asked by Dec 15, 2014 at 06:46 PM about the 1992 Toyota Pickup 2 Dr SR5 Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 92 Toyota pickup with a 3.0l v6 and 5 speed tranny. when I go to take off its hops really bad until I get up to speed. it sometimes does it in second if im crusing and then mash on the gas. Also don't know if this is the same problem but when I park on a curb or flex it a little bit it idles really rough and or dies instantly. I cannot figure it out someone help please

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I'd say linkage or worn clutch.

Cody Apple

So your thinkin u joints?

Tom Harmon

Clutch is either burned or worn ... if the clutch had just be worked on then it probably got grease on it

Cody Apple

i was talking to a couple other guys and they said the mass air flow sensor

Tom Harmon

Go for it ... Sometimes free advice can be costly


If you notice that the truck idles poorly or dies when turning your steering wheel, you have a bad power steering pressure switch. If that's what you meant by "flexing" on a curb. The switch sends a signal to the ECU for more or less idle to compensate for harder turns.

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