My dad has a 1988 toyota pickup truck that backfires when the engine is started and revved at a stand still; it will eventually cause the engine to stall.

Asked by Dec 08, 2014 at 10:55 PM about the 1988 Toyota Pickup 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Could be valves ... how many miles?

5,375

I'm leaning towards a fuel delivery problem. It's flooding out the engine after running a bit. The residue in the cylinders is causing the backfiring when it's started. I don't think it's a dying ECM causing timing problems although that's an option. I'd be curious if there's gas in the oil pan.

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