95 TOYOTA TACOMA THE ENGINE DIES

  • Tiny
  • Mikeslongfellow
  • 1995 TOYOTA TACOMA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 145,379 MILES

My battery was loose in the housing, so I tightened it up, & it started right up, but when I release the parking brake in my 95 toyota tacoma the engine dies, & all my lights go out.

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 9:30 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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What is it doing now? Cranking over and will not start or just won't crank at all/nothing when key is turn to cranking position

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 9:38 PM
  • Tiny
  • Mikeslongfellow
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It fires right up, just as long as the parking brake is on, but when the brake is released & I turn the key, I get nothing at all, not even a click

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 AT 7:51 AM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Check the handbrake cable to see if it is brushing against anything causing a shorting inb the circuit.

The handbrake has nothing to do with electrials and the above is the only reason I can think of.

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 AT 5:32 PM
  • Tiny
  • Mikeslongfellow
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Thank you for your help, but the problem has been solved. The ground wire coming from the negative terminal had become disconnected. Problem solved. Thanks

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 12:23 AM

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