Question about 1985 Toyota Passenger
Help!!! Toyota Town Ace, 2-litre turbo. G reg. Old i know, but in excellent body condition. Apparently it had a recon engine 2 to 3 years ago and a new starter motor when I bought it. It works perfect! Until, intermittently, usually when i have already driven it for a while, can be short or long, that when i try to start it again, it just clicks!!? It can take 2 seconds up to 45 minutes, before it will start again, and then no problem again, until the next time. It can go with no problem 7 out of 10 times, but its always at the most inconvenient times.
I've had another starter motor put on (apparently, difficult to know, I’m a girl!!) Still does the same. I feel it maybes something to do with that the central consol, where the shift stick is gets warm. Is the engine getting too hot? Doing something to the starter motor, solenoids?? r? Fan belt slips slightly, but only when wet, not for long. Seems to be circular pulley when looking at engine, without a belt on it?? Could it be an ignition problem? Keyhole, the steering column, which moves up and down? Loose wires/connections somewhere? Please help?
If it is clicking, the solenoid is activating as it should so there is either a wire loose on the solenoid, a wire loose on the starter motor or the starter motor needs new brushes.
An old trick if the starter motor needs brushes is to hit it with a lump of wood to jar it.
Posted on Mar 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Welcome to FIxYa.
As a Toyota Service Manager, my opinion is that you may have the wrong transmission fluid in your car.
The RAV/4 takes Toyota "Type T-4" ATF.
Using anything else will definitely cause you shifting problems.
My advice: Get the trans re-flushed with "Type T-4" as soon as possible, to avoid potential internal damage.
Thanks for choosing FIxYa for assistance; a FIxYa rating for my advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Hello I have simular problem the ignition on is stuck in that position with the key turned off and out of the ignition switch.It feels like the key switch is spinning freely in the ignition. Do I need an ignition switch?
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
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