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95 starter problem

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by beachtaco, May 6, 2011.

  1. May 6, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    beachtaco

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    I have a 95 V6 5 speed Tacoma, and I need to change the starter. Any hints or advice? Does it come out the top, the bottom, or through the fender well? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. May 6, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    Hardscrabble

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    When I replaced the contacts in my '98 Tacoma 3.4L V6 starter I brought it out the fender well. Remove the right front wheel/tire and IIRC I had to loosen the upper control arm and slide the bolt out of the way. Two bolts and an electrical connector.
    Are you replacing the entire starter or just rebuilding it?
    Good luck.
     
  3. May 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    I had planned on replacing it. It doesn't sound like a job I want to do twice. How long did it take? Do you recomend doing it, or sending it to the shop?
     
  4. May 7, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Do the whole starter. your right, it's not something you want to do twice.

    Just did my 99 and it was a PITB. Out thru the fenderwell with a bunch of cussing :frusty:

    There were several different HP/KV ratings on the availible replacement rebuilt starters for my year(99), I bought the highest KV rated one (1.9hp). Yours will probably be the 1.7 or the 1.9 for your V6.
     
  5. May 8, 2011 at 2:13 AM
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    I'll admit getting the starter out from the truck is the hardest part. I also don't know what the problem is with your starter. On mine, I'd have to turn the key 4-5 times before the starter would turn the engine over. It acted like a dead battery, sometimes clicking once, sometimes nothing. The battery was good. This is what happens when the starter contacts are worn. I think my truck had 75,000 miles on it at the time. The replacement of the starter contacts is easy. I bought my parts at the dealership. Tell the parts person you want the starter rebuild kit for a 95 V6 starter. The parts person should know what you need. $30 maximum. I hope this helps, good luck.
     
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