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Ignition Problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vweller, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    vweller

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    Sometimes when I turn the key the engine won't turn over. It will click like 1 or 2 times then bog down. I finally got the engine started after the 4th or 5th time of turning the key. Anyone know what could be the problem? Is it the battery, the starter motor or something in the ignition system?
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    tan4x4

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    Could be corroded battery posts. Eliminate that possibility first.

    Could be a bad battery cable.

    Could be the starter needs a rebuild. The kit is around $25 and involves replacing copper contacts in the solenoid. Pretty common problem in Toyotas.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    TacoMX

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    X2 on bad cables and corrosion. Also make sure your battery cables and starter hook ups aren't loose.
     
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