Prado Fuel Fault

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 18:19
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Hi Readers,
Iam requesting some assistance's with a problem that I have. My vehicle of choice is a 08 diesel Prado, auto with 180k. Recently it has been having fuel fault issues. Sometimes the vehicle dies for 4 to 8 seconds and then comes good, other times it goes to limp mode and has to be turned off and restarted. This can be done on the roll with the vehicle in neutral. Once vehicle is restarted it is good go. On a recent trip Townsville to Brisbane it faulted 12 times in the first 450kms. After having the fault code cleared twice (RACQ & Toyota dealer). It completed the following 3600kms with no issues,2 days back home and the fault is reappearing (it does not seem to like city driving). Local dealer said not much can be done at the moment as fault code has been cleared and will have to wait for code to reappear. Was serviced prior to trip and no contaminates found in fuel filter. Symptons same as (Hightower Nov 7 2009) but code was for fuel falut not air intake temp sensor. Any feedback will be appreciated.
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Reply By: PeteS - Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 19:05

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 19:05
G'day dan t2
I suggest you also try Pradopoint Pradopoint link.

I also use a Scanguage Scanguage link which also shows fault codes and you can reset them. The Scanguage also displays a heap of readings and it's one of the easiets devices to fit, it simply plugs in.

Toyota (most car suppliers for that matter) seem have no idea on the exact problem unless their computers tell them so. An intermittent fault is hard to find.

Best of luck mate, I hope you get to the end of it soon.

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Reply By: Member - Rodney B- Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 20:14

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 20:14
Got a mate with a Hi Lux with the same problem, comes and goes as it feels like it. Toyota think it is the throttle actuator (there are two, one on the pedal and one on the inlet manifold apparently) Trouble is the computer fault gives false error codes so they don't know which one it is. Toyota told him they were about $2000 each. Check the Prado Point Forum as I am sure you will see something there.
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