Battery good. Cables good.Starter good. Wiring seems OK. Put key in and nothing happens. No clicking sounds, nothing. Is there a spark igniter with this truck? Could this be the problem? If so where is it located? Description would be helpful. HELP!!!!!!!
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If the battery is charged and the cables are clean, you are probably hearing the starter solenoid on the starter trying to engage. If the starter can not be jumped directly, I would agree the starter is faulty.
Thanks for choosing me to help you with your unfortunate problem. There is good news, and that is I feel I can help you.
Based on reading your problem/symptoms I believe I know what has possibly happened accidentally of course. You said you checked your car just clicks when you turn key, I assume the clicking your hearing because all the lights work, is that is the starter not getting good power.
I will explain. Because you have lights, means battery is working and hot.You also stated that the alternator is new and the starter is new. Now, at first I would have you go through a series of all these boring mechanical checks, BUT I believe what has happened is sense you said it JUST HAPPENED after your son put on new starter and now it appears it is clicking when you try and turn key, is that i believe it is highly possible that maybe your son did not hook up the main cables to the starter/solenoid tight enough or they might of been dirty or corroded. I am almost positive you trace down the cables to your starter ( with maybe your sons help?) that you will see not a good solid clean connection. If you can do that or check that FIRST, then I believe after you clean it and make sure it is good and tight, should fire right up. Please let me know, and if this did solve this issue, a nice rating and kind words of appreciation would be very much appreciated. Thanks So. Much, Mike, your auto expert man.
Hey the 80s celica's had a TSB problem concerning the starting of the cars, so it is a factory wiring problem, I have a 1988 celica and all I did was bypass the ignition with a high amp switch straight to the starter and to + on the battery, hope this helps.
check your starter relay in the power distribution center. if you are not getting any crank. with a test light or dvom you can check the small signal wire on your starter solenoid when the key is in the crank position there should be power on this wire. it sounds like you are not getting signal to the starter from the ignition switch
Had the same problem with an '88 Camry. Replaced the battery, distributor, and starter, but it didn't fix the problem. Then, a few years later, when the battery was getting old and tired, I replaced it with a more expensive _heavy-duty_ battery. That helped quite a bit. It didn't totally fix the problem, but made it a lot less frequent.
A mechanic I trust told me that non-OEM replacement rebuilt starters pretty much all have substandard wiring, with bad spots in the windings. A heavy-duty battery maybe cranks out enough extra amps to mostly compensate for this.
I have experienced this problem before. Fuel pump is going, I had experts trying to fiqure out they all thought starter, alt, etc. until I banged on fuel tank and it started. This may not be problem but it sounds like.