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Over past 4 months at times in the mornings when I am first starting my Sienna it is dead switch, no sound or sat art. On multiple attempts it starts, on second or third try. I have been told that it could be the starter motor dead spot on copper contact points. When it won't start there is no sound clicking or otherwise. It was also suggested that if it won't start move to neutral and try again. The last time it didn't start one first try i did this and it started.
I would tend go with the starter here, it is likely the copper contacts inside the starter solenoid are burnt and making a poor connection. If that is the case you should hear a click from the starter but no engine start. If not then check the battery cables and the stater connections for looseness or corrosion.
Posted on Dec 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I assume you've checked all connections from the battery and starter to make sure they are clean and tight. It is a little weird that you do not have trouble starting in neutral yet you get a clicking sound in park. My first thought would be the neutral safety switch on the transmission but you shouldn't even get a click in park if that is bad.
One possibility is the contacts in your starter have worn down and are causing too more resistance (explains the clicking). At the back of your starter is a metal cover that is held on by three tiny bolts (6mm). Disconnect the battery first! (You might have to remove the starter to get to this part) Remove this cover and pull out the plunger assembly. Underneath are two brass plates. Compare one plate to the other. If one is noticeably thinner then it could be the cause of the clicking. You will even see a round groove in the plate. You can buy the plunger and contacts from this website: http://www.nationsautoelectric.com/densoparts.html or you can opt to get a starter from your friendly auto parts store. The first picture shows the bad contact on the left. Notice the groove, the metal has become really thin there. This picture shows a pitted plunger assembly. Always good to replace it too.This picture shows all the new parts installed.
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
SOURCE: 1997 VW Jetta GLX Had problems
Behing the ignition barel you have contact plate with plug.Change it.There is special tools to remove the wheel sreering column bush.Go to VW garage.
Posted on Jun 14, 2011
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