In this video I have a look at a customers Toyota Tacoma that has a fuel leak on the engine. It appears that someone has had their fingers in this one causing the issue. It also has some messed up issues in the marker lights. She's a crusty one boys 😅
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It's fine. Oh man. I can't even framework? Okay, oh, it's got the stick shift. Oh, it freaks like gas.

That way it comes out, it's handy, huh? Fancy. All right. hard to tackle this gas leak. I Guess watch up on the toolbox.

I Step on the brakes. That right front marker light comes on. All right. What you guys do on that for a while? Somebody's been here already.

obviously. Uh, you know, wiring harnesses out of those clips, aftermarket bolts, and the pressure regulator. It's peeing reality and uh, the injector here on the end. But you know, missing bolts here on the fuel rail so somebody's had their fingers all over it already.

Uh, let's see if we can't take the rail off at least. uh. seal it. injectors All right I don't know it might be I Think it might be easier for the throttle body out of the way little hoses.

Somebody's definitely been in here playing of course. I Don't know if we'll be able to lift it up past those studs with the coolant hoses on it. We will find out here shortly. Remote can go over here.

Foreign. That'll give us a little more room I wonder what they were doing in here? Always a million dollar question. All right. Well, we have to get the fuel line unhooked.

Get this return line unhooked I Don't know if I can squeeze them with my finger or not. Oh look at that I did yippee. Maybe I can do this one too. Oh wow.

I Get my junior technician badge. Let's say yourselves, um, this little dampener right here is great. Smack in the way of this. Bolt for the fuel rail with a leasing injector wires.

see if we can't Wiggle anymore if I'm putting that light right there so you can't see foreign. This one over here looks pretty rough. I Have to get something. Grab that rear one.

Let's see about taking this little guy off if we can do it without damaging the O-rings like I said, we have to remove it to get to the bolt. All right now we can get to that Bolt and the other bolt here. Let me grab a 12 mil. All right, that wasn't very snug.

What? there's that? Okay I wonder why somebody was in here to begin with? Were they trying to fix a leak? Or you know what was going on? All right, let's pop right out. Yeah, apparently you've nailed in there. Let's unhook the purge valve here. Foreign.

So here's the one that was leaking. I Think for obvious reasons. Oh, that's gotta be PC o-ring Here's another one. orange.

You're hanging out of it so they sit inside of a plastic cup in the intake. Yeah, this little ring is is sliced so that one's completely chowdered up there. It's got this. this will ring.

Look at that one. I Don't know. wonky something. Definitely in here playing.

Well, let's hope that we have the right ones. Let's see what we have. We ordered these bad boys from Napper. All right, let's see if we got.

this little ring goes at top. We have this one here that goes at the bottom that fills the plastic cup. I'm not sure about this fella. It appears that they had some sort of o-ring at the very top, but short of just sealing that I Don't know unless it went here, which seems kind of weird unless that holds tension.
I Don't know. Let me look in service data. It's kind of an older vehicle I Don't know if we'll find anything, but we're going to look what we know for a fact that one goes there. Put that ring back on.

Let's see if we can figure out where that little fella goes, but that O-ring feels good. Let me look at service data. must be a different application because all they tell you is apply a light coat of spindle, oil or gas to new O-rings installing each injector, the O-ring and the insulator. That's exactly what we have the insulator and the O-ring so it must be.

Whatever that came with in that aftermarket kit is a little different application. So if we put it together and see something different, well, we'll do something different, right? But until then, we'll keep on keeping on. there's the part number. These were pretty inexpensive.

We'll save all these little guys like I said, just in case and figure out something different. but put these in, wiggle them babies in. Maybe that's what happened. Maybe somebody tried to seal these up.

Obviously somebody's been in here. I Mean you can see. Maybe they jammed that extra piece on because it came with the aftermarket kit and then all hex broke loose by trying to fix a problem. They created a problem.

who knows I don't know I never get the full stories. so I don't even ask. It's like trying to ask a child something. Half the time we talk to the customers we just figured out.

Along the way it's easier. Good news and bad news. So I set it on there. Good news is the last guy that worked out was the hack and he left us the bolt here.

I Assume that's the one that goes here so we'll save that. Let's stick that over here. The other thing is I see the spacer right here at the end of my pointy fuel. that hole that spaces from the cylinder head to the injector rail.

I look back here. It's Mia So that's why that rear bolt was not very tight making the rail sit on here. all the cockeying. Well the other good news is the guy with the hack so way down here in the Chattahoochee see if I can get a hold of that sucker? Come on baby, come on, be nice.

Oh you mother you guys saw I had let me put you down. Where'd you go baby? You can't get that out because we need it. Otherwise the rail's not going to sit straight there it is. boys.

So there is our spacer for the rear bolt. So there's that little thing and it's got a little chip out of it. but no big deal. See, we can't put her in here where it belongs.

Well, at least they left all the parts and pieces laying around for us. That's good news. We'll get these injectors lined up and a little hole they got going. There's that one.
there's that one. I'll have to rewind the video. Be kind. Please rewind.

Remember that sticker used to be on the VHS tapes I do um I'll three white maybe I dropped that but I kind of doubt it being the way that it felt. So let's uh, give these a snug a dug all right and then what I want to see is if the injectors want to go down any further, you know, indicating that we need that other rubber spacer but they don't they're very Stout Okay, so I think we're in good shape, Let's put this bolt back in like I say I'm assuming that's where it goes. That's one we were missing, right? you can always assume. Set that back there.

Beautiful. We're doing really good. You and I look at that baby back in, put a couple bolts on it and everything kind of put back together and hooked up. see if she leaks gas anymore.

It's got quite a puddle under here. One clickety clack, two Clickety clacks. All right. we're home free.

How do we go from working on? be working on one of these things? I Don't know. We may never know. Is that where this one goes? Probably? I Think this one door's here. Put that baby in.

It's gonna be better than when we found it. Look that baby in foreign. Get all of our injectors plugged back in here. We're going to take and be a nice guy.

We're going to put all the wiring harness back where it belongs even though the last guy didn't make you wonder what the heck guy was doing in here. huh? Let's just hope it wasn't a shot. At least a guy who's getting paid got that down there. If that belongs, there's that one.

There's that one I don't know about that one. Let's get this back over here. I'll buy it back on there. plug it up as they say is this and that we'll see if the guy wants his brake lights fixed.

Probably just the bulb shorted out is my guess I've been wrong before. There you go baby. Let's see. look at this down around here.

man. you've been this harnesses out all the way around the front. This is consistent. Look at that one clicked in I want to clicked in I'm guessing the silver down there front injector I think didn't go up the smoke foreign turn signal is on I've got the classic flashing through brake light marker lights flashing.

This one's flashing. everybody's flashing back here. Oh, let's see what kind of the hackery we have underneath. but oh boy.

I Don't think we're gonna pick her up on a lift folks. Uh, we'll crawl around on the ground here for a minute. However, here's our spliced in trailer converter. Got a big meltable right through it.

freaking blob coming out of it. Tell you what Got an idea. Here's my idea. One two, Go my shoe.

Okay, we'll see if our problems fixed. Okay, oh look at that. We fixed the array. Let's make sure turn off our turn signal here.

Step on it. We gotta get fit. Okay, everything works there. We have brake lights back.
Let's click the wrong button. Yep, we've got brake lights back there. We got turn signal and turn signal. We did it.

We're good. How do we know where the problem was going to be? Experience: Can't tell you any more than that. Pretty common issue. What's this thing for? I Don't believe ever worked on the same guy did the brake lines.

Pretty rough truck. We're gonna leave it like it is. I'll get under there and cut those wires a little differently so they don't touch each other. but she's pretty rough shape so well.

These pictures brake lights, worm and no more gas leak so that's good. but it's pretty much well done anyways. We'll even ask go Fix that Chevy and then what? We start working on.

99 thoughts on “Toyota tacoma: fuel injectors leaking gas”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Longman says:

    Made me cringe when you took out a bolt with a battery impact right beside a fuel leak. Is there any danger of a spark from a battery impact driver igniting petrol fumes or am I being paranoid. I was expecting a hand ratchet or an air impact instead.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken S. says:

    So the Hack that Worked on this Yoda before you should have Graduated from a Mechanic School somewhere. Prison ? On the Job Training ? Looks Ridiculous. 🤪

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken S. says:

    Do you think it was a Bad Batch of Soy Saucy that Deteriorated the Onion Rings ? Did you mention what Year this Yoda Crustation was ? 🤔 Thanks! 👍

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eli Callaway says:

    Eric O. is releasing a meditation album featuring the soothing sounds of doorbells, air compressors, and that step stool.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mice InOz says:

    Looks like owner butchery to me. They are often too embarassed to admit anything.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken S. says:

    Probably was the Yoda Dealership that couldn’t Figure Out their Own Equipment. 🤪👎 Somebody making Way Too Much Money Designs this Nonsense. 🤔👎

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scott johnson says:

    your remark about the customer acting bad…. ive had children that when acting bad didnt come close to some of the customer's ive had to deal with. as my daddy used to say" NOW THATS A CRYING SHAME"!!!!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Everett says:

    Looks like there was 2 different brake light lenses

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Mcinnis says:

    Those mismatched tail lights would drive me crazy

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Ellenbaum says:

    Wrong bulb dual filament

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stationary Engines World wide says:

    Great one Eric.thank you Sir for your time today !

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Stockton says:

    Good job, Eric O.appreciate the channel, buddy 👍

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Taylor says:

    Thanks Eric, lovely to see the precision laparoscopic surgery tool being repurposed for picking up small pieces from the depths! Designated single use instruments for infection control, they will however serve your purpose for many years. Your videos are very important to my ongoing interests, as a previous mechanic turned surgeon!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garn Construction Inc says:

    It's like watching an assembly line of repairs that makes most so scared they cant even find the parts they removed. Whole lot of frustration cured in minutes.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Basco says:

    I remember the warnings on VHS tapes, I still have my vcr from when I was a kid, I also remember when the naughty channels were scrambled, then it would go clear for just a second, I saw a boob! Lol hope your mouth is doing better 🙂

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars splatterize says:

    Together we’re going to find our way

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    To learn all about those things you just can’t buy

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 99Puddin says:

    How many clickety-clacks make a ugga-dugga?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Dombrowski says:

    Is it me or was there two different brake light assembly ?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Irvin Mclaughlin says:

    probly the wrong bulb someone put a single filament where a doble belongs.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ahmad Ghosheh says:

    His cousin Vinny did it lol😂

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Kyker says:

    What's with that brake fluid reservoir that fluid looks brand new?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BILL UPSTATE NY says:

    Must be like old home week, you stop @ Wilberts, & see some of your old patients 🤔🗽🇺🇸

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Terry Harvey says:

    Often a lighting problem like this is due to the tail light convertors for the trailer lights. More so if it is an aftermarket add on. You know, the little box back there that changes a 5 wire feed to a 4 wire for the trailers 4 way flat plug.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justsomeguytoyou says:

    It's rusty and crusty, but I'm guessing the repair bill wasn't too expensive, so worth throwing a few bucks at

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Brosius says:

    Working on another Toyota again 😂, kidding . When they break they are all junk😅. Great job. Awesome video!!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gianfrancoa says:

    Finally a NAPA sponsored video!!!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Toenails says:

    Those new Tacoma trucks never filled the shoes of their previous generations. Built more like the lousy American vehicles.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pork chop says:

    Eric, I thought Scotty said Toyotas never fail. Or maybe Scotty worked on this Tacoma? Oh that's right, he doesn't actually repair anything, he just runs scan tools and accepts most things as unimportant if broken. Great job once again. God bless south main auto.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thickwrist McFist says:

    What? No Outro??…. Im not sure whether im supposed to like and comment or not… hmmmm…. ?

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lokey ID says:

    That truck is one big hack job😂

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars macgyverm109r says:

    Anyone else notice 1 led and the other is incandescent 😊

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james U says:

    I was laughing at the two different tail lights as well. The right looked OEM but the left appeared to be an aftermarket LED!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars subzjc says:

    Tell that guy to put his tools out by the road next garbage day.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garry says:

    I just fixed a tacoma …. hit the brake the left turn signal lights up. It was an aftermarket plug and play trailer harness that was the issue. Yes…Called it.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JazBah says:

    the extra parts in the kits are grommets for other applications, as Mr.O guest. I've seen them used on 2.7L T100s, 4Runners and I think the 2.4 Tacos but I'm not 100%.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bernarda Flores says:

    She is well done from the rusty looks, the engine sounds like it could continue to live on!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenny Cooper says:

    Lighting problems 1st place around here go to back and see who’s been working on trailer plug in

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Beavis Was Here says:

    Wire Cutters and Experience FTW!!!!