Question about 2000 Toyota Sienna
I got a new battery, new starter, checked the relays, checked my battery connections, could it be the ignition switch?
My Sienna did this when the battery cable became loose. Remove the cable completely, clean the cable and battery terminal with a wire brush, the reinstall. You'll need a jump start or a charger to get things going again, but from here on you should be fine. It's a great van, and should have plenty of miles left before you need to go replacing starters and solenoids. Here's hoping yours was as easy as mine. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 19, 2015
Check and make sure you have battery voltage on the signal wire when they ignition is in the start position if the voltage is constant then the problem is probably your starter. Also check for battery voltage and amperage draw on the main cable coming from your battery to your starter, also check for high resistance from your starter to your negative battery terminal. Also make sure that you didn't get a bad battery. Also possible that you have a bad starter relay.
Posted on Jan 05, 2015
Check all connections for tightness, sounds like one is loose somewhere between the battery and the starter or a ground is not tight..turn lights on and see if they go dead when key start is turned,,check the engine to frame ground also(usually a flat braided wire)..if lights go dead when key is turned need to charge the battery for around 4 hrs with a 6 amp charger and try again..may also be a neutral safety switch,,if not out of gear it wont start,,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are contacts located inside the solenoid of the starter that fail with age.
As the contacts where down, the starter likes to 'stick' and can take many tries to start, often requiring jostling like turning the wheel.
There are two options to correct this. The first obviously is to replace the starter.
To save some money you can replace the contacts instead.
Doing this requires unhooking your battery and removing the starter from the car.
Then remove the access plate on the back of the solenoid (3 8mm bolts), take out the plunger and spring. From there you can see the copper contacts, and how they have worn. Remove the 12m and 14mm on either side of the housing and push the bolts through to release the contacts and install new in the same order they came apart.
If you are taking this to a repair shop, be advised most independent shops will just try to sell you a $450 starter. Provide them these instructions or take it to a Toyota dealer and ask for "starter contacts" and they will know exactly what you need.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
This sound like a more common issue than we in the mr2 community would like to see. The cars are old and the ground wires tend to wear out. But normally the gas pedal cable becomes the place were it grounds out and start a fire. get a cheap ground wire kit for the engine compartment as well as put a few on the battery. Also check existing ground wires. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
If its a nippon denso starter you need solenoid contacts (low cost repair if you find your local starter repair man)
If your the handy type once you have got the starter off
remove the tin cover (3 screws) the contacts are inside
Posted on Oct 23, 2010
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