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There are several faults that give this indication. 1 is that the positive battery lead has a build up of lead sulphate on the inside of the terminal wqhich shows up as a thick black coating. The same will be on the bat terminal. Clean with course sand paper / file etc until the areas are shiny lead (silver) next the starter commutator may have a dead bar which means that the current will not flow through the armature making it turn. This can be checked by taking a jumper lead and momentarially shorting between the 2 main terminals on the starter. The motor wont move but the starter will spin . That narrows it down to the solenoid. When you turn the key the solenoid is energised and pulls the starter clutch into the ringear first and then bridges out the two main terminals just like you bridged out the terminals with the jumper lead. They have atendency to burn out the copper inside but you should hear the clutch gear hitting the ring gear. If nothing then I would say that the solenoid is at fault. You can replace it with a replacement part but be careful that you reassemble it exactly as you removed it.

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Thats not the starter if it clicks. you might want to check out the battery at the parts store first... if not that then alternator but that is the starter clicking when starters are bad you wont hear anything when you turn the key

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SOURCE: replacing starter on 1988 toyota corolla

should be on the back of the engine block going into the transmission somewhere you may need to get under the car to access it good luck please rate -jeff

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It is really easy to find your starter.  Find the positive cable on your battery, it should be red, and follow it until it stops.  That will be the starter.  To help youself out go to and you can see a picture of what you are looking for.  Hope this helps.  

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SOURCE: 1989 Toyota Camry, the starter cranks, but with a

Check the backlash of the starter it may require a shimm if it has a high pitch wind when starting....make sure the flywheel isnt damnage or missing teeth...

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