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Old 05-30-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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truck wont start just clicks

Alright everyone here i go im new to yota tech so go easy on me......i have a 1990 toyota pickup 4x4 with 37 14.50 22re motor which only has about 2000 miles on it.... I have been threw 5 reman starters in the past 6 months.....when i get in my truck to crank it sometimes it will just click and click and click and click and then finally it will turn over and grank.....i have put reman starter new positive and negetive cables and battery connections...can someone help me out here im fairly machanically inclined enough to work on my own vehicle but this one has me stumped....i thought maybe ignition switch but idk....any advice will be greatly appreciated
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:18 PM   #2
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Maybe the starter relay on the fender? Could also the ignition switch.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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does it do it more often when its warmed up already? but never does it when its cold?
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:26 PM   #4
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yea it does do it mostly when it warm up....it will turn over eventually but i have to try it like a million times....and is there any way to test that starter relay..???
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:32 PM   #5
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it your relay, just replace it.. there cheap..
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:04 PM   #6
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How old is your battery? A weak battery can cause your starter to click like you described.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:07 PM   #7
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battery is a red top optima but when it does kick in it has power?? i will try replaceing the relay and see what happens>>>
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:39 PM   #8
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hey yotaman i cant seem to find the starter relay.....do you have a pic of location thanks!!!!
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its the silinoid on the starter.....you can always jump the relay to see if its badthe relay is in the fuse box under the hood
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i am having a problem simalar to that on my pickup, dont know if its the same problem though. what i do is just try a few times, if it dont work i just open my hood, grab the belt and just move it side to side a few inches then itll fire right up. im guessing my prob is the starter, yours may just be a faulty relay or selenoid. good luck though!!
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See below:
- http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTri...shtml#EasyTest
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:05 PM   #12
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I have replaced the starter five time in the last six months and all but once they have passed on their tester but i raised hell until they warranty it. But i really dont think it is the starter. I have looked for the relay but im completly dumbfounded when it come to electrical? thanks for the help
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I have replaced the starter five time in the last six months and all but once they have passed on their tester but i raised hell until they warranty it. But i really dont think it is the starter. I have looked for the relay but im completly dumbfounded when it come to electrical? thanks for the help

See the link I posted above, it describes a simple test that will help you to pinpoint the source of the problem. Likely you have low voltage to the solenoid terminal and that is not enough to engage the starter fully.
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Have you looked closely at the ignition switch? When you turn it to start and let go of the key is it "springing" back correctly to the "RUN" Postion? If not then the key could be slightly sticking in the start postion durning engine operation and the starter would still be engaged and it will burn it up quickly.

Clean battery Termianls? Grounds?
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:26 PM   #15
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Kiroshu the key is turning back like it pose to but i cant tell if the starter is disengageing i will clean all my connections and see what that does for me...

4crawler i read the trouble shooting and if i understand right it has to be acting up befor i test these ideas?? so next time it happens i will try testing...

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Awesome advice guys, i think you've solved my problem.
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If nothing else works, try this.

http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota-mainte...contact-repair


Starter Contact Replacement. I've had this same problem.



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