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2005 Tacoma starter problems

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by dp2162, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Oct 28, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    dp2162

    dp2162 [OP] Member

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    Once every few days my 2005 Tacoma refuses to start in the morning. When I turn the key,I hear one click and then nothing.All the instrumentation panel lights are on. After a few tries the truck fires up. I have read that the most likely issue is the contacts on the starter.Can anyone plese tell me where the starter is on the truck and how to get to it? I may need to replace it also.

    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    dp2162

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    Thanks a lot for that. I appreciate your help.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    ccorrada

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    my 2005 starter went out yesterday, I'm waiting for it right now. Is 6 years a reasonable life for a starter? what did you have to pay to replace it? I'm looking at $285.
    -CC
     
  4. Nov 8, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    dp2162

    dp2162 [OP] Member

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    I was going to buy the starter from Autozone and replace it myself. I managed to get to the starter on my truck, thanks to the great help from Oswego,but unfortuntely I could not budge the retaining bolts.
    All in all, this was probably a good thing as upon doing research afterwards, there appears to be common concensus that the autozone starters suck.
    A local shop has quoted me $175.00 for replacing contacts and $350.00 for replacing the starter.Due to lack funds I am holding out.Is there anyone here who can help me out for less labor? I am in the Corona,Southern California area.I can get the contacts from the dealer for around ten bucks.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    happyb

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    I think my starter just went out today. I have an '06 with 57k miles on it. First it was my maf sensor now starter. Hopefully my truck is not dying on me and gonna become a money pit. The worst part of my starter suing out on me is that I'm stuck on a hill. FML
     
  6. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    Cortland

    Cortland THIS IS AMERICA!!!

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    My starter just went bad as well. To replace it do I need to remove any of the suspension components, or just the wheel/tire and rubber shroud?

    Also, would someone be able to recommend which one to buy from RockAuto.com?

    Thanks
     
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