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Bad Starter ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by durf4694, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    durf4694

    durf4694 [OP] giggity giggity

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    I have a 06 taco, only owner , and it has 77000 miles on it. My starter seems to have a mind of it own. One day it starts fine, the next day it wont. When I turn the key forward i can hear some noise under the hood, and it does not click like a dead battery sound. if i just keep turning the key back and forth for a few minutes it will finally catch and chug it self over. ( when i get to work it will start fine after i shut it off) FIrst i went and got a new battery and cleaned up my starter connections. Took it to the dealer and they told me it was the neutral switch, so i spend 260 bucks and two days later still does it.(bastards) Im not taking it back, ill replace the starter myself if its bad. anyone else expierence this problem??? also i do have a Viper alarm and remote start combo, that was prof. installed. ( dunno if thats screwing with it):confused:
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    m3zy6

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    Starter relay?
     
  3. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    durf4694

    durf4694 [OP] giggity giggity

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    I will look into it for sure.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    S.B.

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    My truck started doing this when I replaced my battery 2 weeks ago. Took it to the dealer Saturday, and then when I went to pick it up on Monday they said they couldn't replicate it (of course), but it did it right there when I tried to leave. Showed it to the nearest tech and he said it was the starter. So now today I brought it in and they are replacing the starter. And I'm only at 30,000 and 3yrs. and 2 weeks.:mad:
     
  5. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    durf4694

    durf4694 [OP] giggity giggity

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    dam, glad i made it to 77k then. i heard the dealerships will also rebuild them , dunno how effective that is for long term but... probally cheaper.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    S.B.

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    They said they ordered a new one. And I hope it is brand new and not some refurbished hunk of crap.

    Good Luck with it.

    Edit: do you have an extended warranty? I do and it covers the starter.
     
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