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Had to ford flooded road... problem with starter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cabsav214, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    cabsav214

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    I had to cross a flooded road, water was about up to the hood I have stock wheels and tires, no lift. We drove through about 500 feet of water this deep, made it through... slowly I had it almost floored and we were going about 15 mph.

    The truck was fine for a few days then had trouble starting. When I turned it over it was just "click" then engage and start. Sometimes it doesn't turn over it just clicks once, and I have to turn the key on and off to get it to turn over.

    What's going on? What else should I look at? Change any fluids? Oil and diffs?
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    So it could be a battery issue and not the starter?
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    BTW where is the starter located?
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    no thats a starter issue.....
    new starter needed...

    but if u do not have the rear diff mod done
    then you must change it right away....
    and check eveyrthing else out....
    water = bad
     
  5. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    broken mods
    under the truck:rolleyes:
     
  6. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    you may not need a new starter, try taking it off and taking it to a starter/ altenator shop and having the contacts cleaned. the starter should be on the passenger side of the motor next to the bell housing
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    skistoy

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    let me get this straight

    you drove through water that was up to your hood

    almost 2 football fields long!

    i would think your problems are just begining
     
  8. Mar 24, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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  9. Mar 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    You're gonna need a snorkel.
     
  10. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Rear Differential oil will need to be inspected, as water can suck into it past the axle seals. I was in 3 ft. deep water when truck was just 5 months old and the diff oil was contaminated... I did the breather mod after that! (The front diff. has an extended breather from the factory)

    See my link below for the rear diff. breather mod...
     
  11. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    True... why I don't think it was that deep... the truck would have floated or sucked water into the engine... But, if it was that deep... then yes, all things that breathe are toast.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    i think the guy is exaggerating... even a tacoma cant go 500 feet in water like that at full throddle..

    they guy could be lucky to be alive if that's flowing water
     
  13. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Call the insurance company its probably totaled.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    I'm no expert but I would flush and replace all fluids.
     
  15. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    It wasn't flowing water, it was a low spot on a flooded road, the water wasn't over the hood it was I could just see it splashing on top of the hood from the grill. Just picked up gear oil to do the diffs... weekend project. The starter seems to be working again as well, hasn't stuttered again since I posted this.
     
  16. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    so lucky this happened to met yet especially where i live the rain kept coming down the hill, im so tired of the rain in the bay i want it sunny.
     
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