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hello, i just bought an 88' totyota xtracab 2.5 days ago and this morning it would start and immediately die tried a few times and then gave up since i had to go to work

Hello, there are a few things that can cause this:
Loss of spark, check for spark to the spark plugs
Loss of fuel pressure, possible fuel pump failure
Blown fuse in the fuse box under the hood, EFI and ign fuses
large air leak on the intake system, intake air hose off
Loss of rpm signal from the distributor pickup sensor
check for diagnostic codes in the check connector under the hood
Check these things and let me know the out come and I'll get back to you soon.

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