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Doesn't start sometimes

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MarcD, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    MarcD

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    Hey guys,

    Last night, for the first time ever, when I went to start my truck, it wouldn't start. Didn't even turn over, just a sound from what I assume to be the starter. But then I waited about 2 minutes, and it started right away. The same thing happened about 4 hours later.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Marc
     
  2. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    WhatThePho?

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    The things required to pull bitches
    did it click?
    One click means bad starter or bad battery connection.

    Multiple clicks means bad battery
     
  3. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    It sounds more like the starter contacts are bad. Check the battery connections first though as WhatthePho stated.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    Definately check AND CLEAN all your connections.
    Even though they're 'tight', doesn't mean they're clean and making a good connection.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    Sounds like a loose or bad ground. Check and clean them all, should also be one from the block to the firewall, check and clean that one too.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    I got lucky this time - I checked all the electrical connections in the engine bay and one of them was slightly loose, problem solved... whew
     
  7. Aug 23, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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