Prado 150 series starting issue

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 13:37
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Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me with diagnosis:

When starting the prado, it starts idles for about 3-4 seconds then turns off and shows engine warning light. When I try to start again it takes about double the time to start normally (not straight away) then runs fine. This only has happened after driving about 100kms of driving and not every time.
Maybe once every 2 weeks.
Any help would be appreciated
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Reply By: Member - Michael A (ACT) - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 17:36

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 17:36
try pradopoint.com.au or lcool.org these forums are prado and toyota specific and would probably be able to give you a better response (if not already there)

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 17:52

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 17:52
Seen a similar problem with earlier diesel Prados. The cause then was sucking a little air in through the fuel filter. In one case it was a very fine crack in the plastic base of the fuel filter. Has it had the fuel filter replaced recently?
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Follow Up By: Daniel S3 - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 00:11

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 00:11
Ill get the fuel filter changed thanks mate, I've had the car for only 3 months so not sure if/when it has been changed
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 21:13

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 21:13
Hi. If the engine check light is coming on it will leave a fault code (both petrol or diesel) in the computer. You will need to find someone with a scan tool to plug in and read the code. Your dealer, an auto electrician or most mechanics will have a scan tool. Cheers,Bob
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Reply By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:25

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:25
Hi, this might be a silly question but have you checked the oil level? if it is low the computer may be getting a bit pissy.
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Reply By: Daniel S3 - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 00:06

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 00:06
Yea thanks for all the useful info will get it to the mechanic ASAP.
Ill post the results on here.
And yea I heve checked the oil a few times ill check again thanks guys
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