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starting issue

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by AlexanderD, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    AlexanderD

    AlexanderD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so i went off-roading last week and got a lot of water and mud under the hood. now i have a hesitation when i go to start the truck. its like the solenoid doesn't close right away. it can take over a second sometimes. once it does start to roll the engine over it has no trouble getting the engine running.
    any thoughts as to what it might be?
    its been given a through power-washing under the hood since the symptoms started. and seems to be getting worse every time i turn the key.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Sounds like you pissed the starter off and it's ready to die.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    im thinking its the starting solenoid.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Check your battery terminals for corrosion and loose clamps, check the starter connections for the same. If that's good, the starter solenloid is the most likely culprit.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    its the starter.
    gunna try and get it rebuilt this afternoon.

    anyone done one of these before? any tips for getting it off. i haven't had a look as to where it's located even.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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  7. Sep 24, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    thank man.
    i guess i should have searched first eh. lol
    next time>
     
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