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what happened to my starter?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bra, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:45 AM
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    bra

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    Hi dudes, It's been 9 months I didn't drive my tacoma trd sport (I was in travel) and I have removed the battery before my departure of course, but when I tried to start the engine this morning, there was something wrong, it was not the battery because I'm pretty sure it's well charged ' I charged it all the night and I measured the voltage was 13 volts)
    So when I try to start the engine, it only makes a tick, I believe it is bad connections
    radio and keyless entry work but not well
    What do you think of that? Is there something I have missed?
     
  2. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:49 AM
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    Sounds like a dead battery. You need to load test it. Even a dead battery can show full voltage. It's the amperage you need to check.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:56 AM
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    Really? Even if the voltage is up to 12.9 volt? And also the eye on the battery is green so fully charged
     
  4. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:59 AM
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    Also when I try to start with the "starter charger" it works but it's very hard for the engine to start, but it works after approximately 5 seconds
     
  5. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:59 AM
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    A starter shouldn't go bad just sitting there. The green light could be from just the last charge you put on it. Do you have a different battery to try? Can you borrow a friends? Or even get a jump?
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:00 AM
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    Yeah, that sounds like a dead battery to me.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    Yes good idea mate, my mum got a toyota prado and I will try to take her battery to test for my tacoma, I hope for that
     
  8. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:02 AM
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    I pray for that
     
  9. Jul 1, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    Did you make a strong enough connection when you put the battery back on?
     
  10. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    so many thanks guys, I changed it and it is perfect!
     
  11. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    so it was the battery?
     
  12. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    Yes it was the battery, so simple, I really thought the battery was still good but at eh shop they tested it and there was 11.80 volts for 0 amp.
    Anyway my tacoma is 2008 and the battery only last 3 years, what about you? When did you change your first battery? And what did you choose after that? Mine is a varta blue dynamic
     
  13. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    Here in Texas, my batteries last about 3 - 4 years, so I replace them every three years.
     
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