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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wildjerseyfirefighter, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Jul 2, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    well, its been happening for a while, but I thought it was just the battery..bought a new optima, and installed tonight..no differnce..the chiltons is a joke for starter remove/install..can anyone tell me how do to it?:mad:
     
  2. Jul 2, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    ill go get my haynes manual & post up what it says!
     
  3. Jul 2, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  4. Jul 2, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Check your grounds, and make sure all connections are good before you condem the starter. :)
     
  5. Jul 2, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    1)detach the cable from the negative terminal of the battery. Caution: if the stereo in your vehicle is equipped with an anti-theft system, make sure you have the correct activation code before disconnecting the battery.
    2)raise the front of the vehicle & support it on jackstands.
    3)detach the electrical connectors from the starter/solenoid assembly.
    4)remove the starter motor mounting bolts.
    5)remove the bracket from the upper section of the starter/solenoid assembly.
    note:on 4WD models, it may be necessary to remove the front wheel & fender liner & access the starter motor through the opening.

    sorry it took me so long.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    where are the bolts? I kinda half assed looked, and couldnt find them earlier tonight. They go throu the rear of the bellhousing?
     
  7. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    higherlux

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    yupp they go thru the bell housing
    there hard to get to unless ya have a body lift
     
  8. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Follow the large + wire to the starter. The bots go thru the rear.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    damn..sounds like a pain in the ass:rolleyes:
     
  10. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Its not that bad... Take your time.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    come over and lend a hand all mighty one:spy:
     
  12. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I would, Buddy, if you were in the same state. :eek:
     
  13. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    haha..dang.:p
     
  14. Jul 3, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    well..got the old one out, and the new one in. From start to finish, and 2 trips to the parts store, it took me about 3 hours with the help of my dad. Starts just fine now, thanks everyone who lent a hand..er..typed some help.
     
  15. Jul 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Good to hear! Told ya it wasnt that bad. :)
     
  16. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    the hardest part about doing the job, was trying to figure out how to get the damn plug off the starter. Everything else was cake.
     
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