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Re: starting problem 1991 toyota corr0lla
I think you may have a bad solenoid even though the starter is new. you should not have to tap the starter to get it to turn over. i would take the starter back and ask for a different one to see if that dosent help
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Do the dash lites come on when you turn the key on? Are you saying the starter doesn't crank?
I'd have to be sure the battery has a full charge and battery connections all clean and tight.
The starter has two voltage circuits, one is hot all the time, the other circuit, sometimes called the starter s terminal, goes hot with the key in the crank position and is wired through neutral switch, if auto tranny. Did you try cranking it in neutral?
wiring to the starter; large cable coming from the battery to the
large post on the starter is direct current, hot at all times. there are two small wires that connect to the solenoid, one comes from the ignition.
Look for loose connection especially ground. If you jumper the connection on the solenoid to the large connection on the battery and it starts, I would suspect fault in the ignition circuit...
check battery cable connections. Dirty/corroded wil cause that condition. Headlights bright? try starter with headlights on.If clicks and they dim slightly,have a friend TAP the starter with the key in the START position. USE a long length of re bar or metal rod. Tap on the starter motor,like a pool cue. If the starter cranks on the first "tap",the starter should be replaced. There are brushes inside the electric starter motor and when they get burned/worn,a slight tap jars the starter motor brushes just enough to make good contact.
first is if your battery is charged and cable connections are clean and you have power everywhere else there is no click ,best way is to get a test light go to ur starter u will find a thick wire going to ur starter ground ur light touch to thick cable on starter check for power .there will be one other connection on starter touch ur test lite to that connection and have someone turn key to start position if it lites and nothing happens its the starter or starter solenoid if it doesnt its probly the ignition switch . but first check all ur fuses with a test lite .also a voltmeter would be your best bet instead of a test lite so u can make sure got 12 volts at test point make sure u got good connections and good grounds a volt meter is better thana test lite for that
two things come to mind. one: make sure the BATTERY connections are perfect. two: many remanufactured starters for these trucks begin to "hang up" occasionally. try tapping on the side of the starter (not on the end with the wires, but on the side). this frequently frees up a starter.
The starter relay is on the starter housing and is part of the solenoid. If you have 12v on the trigger wire with it connected to the starter and the ignition switch at START, then the problem is a bad ground connection either at the starter or battery. If you have 12v only with the wire disconnected and ignition switch at START, then you ignition switch is bad.
I believe that click you are hearing is your starter engaging but its not cranking your engine over. Your starter must first shoot out to engage your flywheel and then it should crank it. i suggest you get your starter tested to verify.
Make sure battery connectios are clean and tight. Positive battery wire goes to starter and negative battery wire goes to engine/body. Connections must be clean and tight. Car must be cold; have someone cranks while you listen where the clicking sound is coming from. You can put your hand on the stater solenoid(smaller part on top of starter) and feel the click. If it's there, the starter is acting up. Remove battery ground, put aside and start removing starter. Mark wires if you need to. Use proper jackstands if you must go underneath. I do believe you should be able to get at it from the top. Let me know.