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2005 Taco will not start just clicks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BobVerde, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    BobVerde

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    :confused: Need help Please:( Disconnected the battery and now it just clicks? Does something have to be reset? Did I burn up something, it acts like a dead battery but it shows that its charged? Every thing else works great, I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP GUYS!!!
     
  2. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    Jon4x4

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    try jumping it.
     
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    could be the starter
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    Taco-NB

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    Did you reconnect the battery? I'm assuming that you did!

    Sounds like a bad connection. Try to wiggle the cables and, if it works, you need to remove the cables, clean the terminals, and then put it back together.

    Cheers.
     
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    Does it have some kind of aftermarket alarm system?
     
  6. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    Disconnect the battery again, clean all the connections & terminals. Reconnect & tighten connections.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    X2. If it starts, the battery could be weak. If it does the same thing, it could be a starter issue
     
  8. Nov 11, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    I agree. Get under the truck with a hammer and tap the starter a few times and try it again.

    Edit: you might think thats a little crazy, but try it. It depends on what the problem is, but this will temporaraly fix a starter that won't engage however, you will likely need a new starter.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    x3. Clean those battery terminals, reconnect everything, and make sure the terminals are tight. The starter draws a lot of current and needs solid connections.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    You guys are great, I'll start today with your idea's on the fix.
     
  11. Nov 11, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    chris4x4

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    How do you know? When was the last time you started your truck?
     
  12. Nov 11, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    I once, many years ago, had a truck that I was able to drive. :p

    It was a common problem on an old Bronco I had back when I lifeguarded. The salt in the air would corrode the hell out of the battery terminals and I'd be left with the clicking issue. Were I smarter I would have covered everything in dielectric grease after they were clean.
     
  13. Nov 12, 2009 at 12:27 AM
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    I had starter problems a few years ago and had to do that a few times while the new starter was in the mail, pretty embarrassing. It does sound like it could be the problem your having.
     
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