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'97 Tacoma starting issue

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cheese7882, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Apr 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    cheese7882

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    I have a '97 Tacoma 4cyl automatic and lately when I go to start my car it takes more than one turn of the key to start my car. Also, the other day when I went to start my car, the engine kicked over the first time but it also sounded like the starter or some thing was still running at the same time, I turned my key back to kill power to the engine and the noise was still there. I've checked the battery, both when the car is off and running and the volts are fine. Any suggestions?
     
  2. May 5, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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    ya sounds like your bendix (sp?) stayed in contact with the flywheel after it turned the enigine over... starter is going south. i would,nt bother rebuiling it. i recently replaced mine. a small pita
     
  5. May 5, 2010 at 1:07 AM
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    i had a feeling it would be the starter. I just didnt want to believe it :) thanks for the help. i'll take a look at it tomorrow, I hope its easier to replace than the one in my old isuzu trooper. That was a pain in the butt!
     
  6. May 5, 2010 at 1:09 AM
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    StandingCow, anks for the link, that makes more sense than the Chilton!
     
  7. May 5, 2010 at 2:25 AM
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    A MSGT did it for me at my first base (before I really did any truck work) took him like 15 minutes.
     
  8. May 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    That was by far easier than replacing the starter in my trooper. I think the hardest part was getting the old started out through the fender well. Took some skill, but I got it out :) Hopefully that solves the problem.
     
  9. May 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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  10. May 5, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    Nice dude! Glad it fixed your issue.
     
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