1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Slow starting sometimes just a click? (not dead batt)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ubnpast, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:06 AM
    #1
    ubnpast

    ubnpast [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Member:
    #24814
    Messages:
    201
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Central Jersey
    Just picked up a 99 4 cyl reg cab 4x4 with 184k miles, original clutch (still good) & from the original owner. I thought it needed a new battery (even though old one was over 12.5 volts), went and got a brand new everstart maxx, chaged it a little and put it in, but still slowly starts as if the battery is dead, sometimes just makes one click.

    My guesses are: bad ground somewhere, or a bad starter or starter contacts, loose fuse? The Terminals are clean and tight.

    What do you guys think, I thought I would ask maybe its a common problem that I am unaware of.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:54 AM
    #2
    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Member:
    #25056
    Messages:
    5,769
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    South-Pole
    Vehicle:
    09 DC 4x4 Blown Honda VTEC V8
    trd exhaust,step bars,vent visors,bed lights,tailgate mod
    sounds like a bad starter
     
  3. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:04 AM
    #3
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,255
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    Check the connections on the solenoid on the starter as well as all other connections to/from starter/battery.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:07 AM
    #4
    Crom

    Crom Outside...

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Member:
    #18782
    Messages:
    8,331
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2009 4x4 DCSB Overland Build
    Millions
    x2
     
  5. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:08 AM
    #5
    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Member:
    #26250
    Messages:
    1,248
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2010 MGM SR5 4WD AC
    LED Dome, Reed Switched LEDs in Glove Box and Center Console, Bumper Fogs, Tailgate anti-theft, LEDs over Cig lighter, Back-up camera anytime, Outside Temp add-on, Hidden GPS power, Sockmonkey 3rd Brakelight decal, 4X4 switch illumination, reed switch controlled engine compartment Flood LEDs, Elite Hitch Cover, Plasti-dipped cupholders and door switch control panels, Elite Hitch Cover.
    X3
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:11 AM
    #6
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,741
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Bad contacts in the starter. A lot cheaper than buying a new starter.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2010 at 11:01 AM
    #7
    pdxwhiteout

    pdxwhiteout monster taco in the snow

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Member:
    #28120
    Messages:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    coty
    pdx
    Vehicle:
    monster tacoma
    3-inch body lift, 6-inch fabtech lift, 17-inch procomp black alloys wrapped in bfg 37s. trd v-6.
    one click would indicate a bad starter, several clicks would be a battery. try tapping on the starter lightly while trying to turn it over. this can free up a stuck solenoid and verifie a starter issue. also inspect your ground cable condtion to make sure its not all corroded, corrosion will cause a high draw and can act just like a stuck starter. good luck.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    #8
    ubnpast

    ubnpast [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Member:
    #24814
    Messages:
    201
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Central Jersey
    Sorry for the late reply. Got a new stater because I dont have time to deal with taking apart the old one, 2 days later I got rod knock and just sold it today.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2010 at 10:33 AM
    #9
    xSpyderguyx

    xSpyderguyx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Member:
    #30985
    Messages:
    314
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Caleb
    Washinton State
    Vehicle:
    2001 3.4L v6 SR5
    s40 Flowmaster 33" Toyo M/T tires 16" P.A wheels 3" revteck Suspension lift
    With older trucks (like my 2001) Id recomend re-wiring the engine block ground, and the chassis ground. And re-wiring the alternator wire that goes to your battery.

    i did it strictly for car-audio puproses, but it can greatly help the performance and life of your battery.

    I changed all the wires to 4guage. (The negative ground was literally 24 guage:()
     
  10. Feb 28, 2010 at 10:41 AM
    #10
    747

    747 function > form

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Member:
    #4465
    Messages:
    3,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    1st Gen.
To Top