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starter removal

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mudjunkie, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    is a pain in the ass does anyone have any tips on the 2.7 liter i mnaged to get the first bolt out but the top bolt is a pain in the ass any help would be great i have a click when it trys to crank so i do think it is a solenoid or something any help would be great thanks
     
  2. Oct 3, 2008 at 10:11 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    IIRC, you'll have to undo part of the exhaust to get the rest of the starter out.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:16 AM
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    mudjunkie

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    the egr line maybe because the exhaust is on the opposite side
     
  4. Oct 4, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    ummm..take the drivers side tire off...remove the rubber flap that the factory puts there...and unbolt the starter take it out through the wheel well...super easy I did this is the parking lot of auto zone one night so they wouldn't charge me a core charge on a new starter....to top things off the truck was running so i could drive home (they had to order starter)
     
  5. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Are you sure its no the battery that is the problem?
     
  6. Oct 5, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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    batery is only a year old i do know that when the truck is off i have ahumming coming out of the vaccum box right behind the battery it may be draining it
     
  7. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You may want to start there before jumping in and changeing out the starter.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:48 PM
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    I had that humming noise for about 3 years... even if you take the battery out it still does it
     
  9. Oct 5, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    what is that humming noise did you find out
     
  10. Oct 5, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    Justin626

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    Have you tried hitting the solenoid with a hammer or punch? If it's jammed up and you knock it loose, it might just be a one time thing.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2008 at 7:08 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    read this then read your sig line...too funny!

    also too correct. heck of a lot easier to start with a weak battery test than go after a starter.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    LOL, well....sometimes the simplest soloutions are.........welll............correct. :D
     
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