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Help Starter going out??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by .Trdtaco315., Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    .Trdtaco315.

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    so i went to move my truck and she didnt wanna start, it had power but i just heard clicking. i got it to start tho. i should replace it ASAP?
    how much is the repair? thanks for the help
     
  2. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    if you turn the key and it clicks, release the key and try it again..First signs of no start is a battery. Have your battery checked, and it its good its probably the starter. Depending on what motor you have, it shouldnt take you anymore then 2 hours or so, if you take your time. Probably looking at around $100ish for a new starter.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    just replaced the battery haha. i got a 3.4l
    guess ill get a new starter, easy to do myself?
     
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    I had the same thing and it ended up being the wire that goes from the battery to the starter, it was corroded bad. Learned this after I bought the brand new starter and put it in....
     
  6. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    ill definatly check that out, thanks man.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    Nippondenso starters are well known for worn out solenoid contacts. If you can get the starter part number off of the starter, you should be able to go down to the dealer and buy only the contacts. Save some money if you can do it yourself.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    These starters are also very easy to take off and clean up all the contacts, did that on my 4runner and worked like a charm.... Just get a wire brush and sand paper.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2010 at 5:10 AM
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    IMHO, If you spend the time to take it apart, replace the contacts. All you do by cleaning them is buy time/get home.
    I would replace the whole solenoid, if offered. Heat breaks down the little windings on the solenoid faster than the big ones on the starter.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    exactly..Your in there already, why not just replace it. I dont need to rebuild a starter on my truck, and then have it conk out in the middle of no where.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    hey thats for all the info guys, but i think ill just get a new one and do it myself. im pretty sure i can do it.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    just a word of advice, take the passanger side wheel off, and remove that bracket that holds the hard brake lines to the inside of the frame. Easily can squeek the starter out then.
     
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