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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by adamhc, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    adamhc

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    I recently had a problem this morning with my 06 Tacoma Prerunner. Last night it was running perfect and this morning my wife goes to start it and nothing. Battery is good, there is power to the starter and it has no previous hesitation in starting. I put the key in to start and the motor will no crank over. I believe the relay click so any ideas? Maybe bad ignition? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


    Mileage 80k, Bone stock.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    When you put the key in the ignition does the security light go out?
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    hello I appreciate the reply,

    the security light that is on the dash, the car symbol with the key inside, does flash with the key not in. And as soon as I insert the key in the ignition the light stays on and goes off after about 2 seconds. Also, when I turn the key to on it does not come on. I also have a after-market alarm system. But I do not think it has a system kill or theft deterrent.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    No problem. Maybe your starter is bad. You can hit it with a hammer or something if it's not easy to reach and it may start. Also, I know you said the battery is good, but have you had it tested? My truck did the same thing about a month ago. I got in it to go to work and everything lit up, but as soon as I turned the key, all I got was the "click" you mentioned. Luckily I had jumper cables and just used my wifes truck to jump-start it. Replaced the battery and no problems after that.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    I did check the voltage at the battery and starter both are good. I did try to jump starting it as well with no luck. This is why I am so confused, I am not sure what to go to next. Thanks for the info! I think it is time I get the 5lb sledge out and hit the damn thing!
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Let me know if it works. :)
     
  7. Feb 22, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    Voltage doesn't mean amps are good. You can have a 13 volt battery that can barely do anything.

    though 99% of the time a "click" at start up when everything was fine yesterday and a battery reading over 10 volts. Just a bad connection to the battery.

    But no jump start eh? Too bad its an automatic. Just for giggles, put a wrench on the front of the engine and turn it.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    hello
    so this morning i purchased a new battery thinking it might just do the trick. but after put it in have the same click and no turn over. open the fuse box and double checked all of them and all in good shape. starting to loose hope. hope i can get this thing solved
     
  9. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    looking at it with a friend he thinks it could be the battery cables. going to look at the positive side and ground side. hope i can track it down
     
  10. Feb 22, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    looks like the negative battery cable was faulty, replaced it and purs like a kitty. thanks for all the help i really appreciate the advice
     
  11. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Thanks for the update. Now I know something else to look out for if my truck does the same thing!!!:D:D
     
  12. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Bam
     
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