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Starter going bad?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by radtcma, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Nov 16, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    radtcma

    radtcma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got an 01 DubCab with 141,000+ miles on it. When I start it, it clicks, then after half second to a second later it starts. Is this a start going bad? If so, how hard is it to change? If not, what else could it be? The battery is still pulling a constant 12-13 volts with the truck running and not running. Any help would be appreciated, thanks
     
  2. Nov 16, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Yes, it sounds like the contacts are starting to go. They are replaceable and a cheaper fix then getting a new starter. Either way the starter will need removed. You will have to disassemble the starter to replace the contacts.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    dylandercole

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    Yea taking out the starter is pretty easy. 2 or 3 mounting bolts accesible through the wheel well
     
  4. Nov 16, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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    Chris D.

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    If you have a Fleet Farm store near you, they sell the full
    rebuild kits with new plunger and contacts for about 6 bucks..

    its a very common Nippondenso starter used on tons of other vehicles.
     
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