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Why isnt my ignition coil getting power?when i turn try to turn on the truck it sounds like it is wanting to crank but it will not.

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    Thiago Omena May 15, 2010

    does it crank or not? if it doesn't crank, it has nothing to do with the ignition coil. It might be a starter, or a battery if you can hear a click and your lights get dim when you try to crank.

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Most likely your ignition coil is fine. It sounds like you have a bad starter solenoid. On some cars the solenoid is mounted on the side of the starter motor, and on others it's integral to the starter. On a front-wheel drive Toyota, it is on top of the starter motor and has replaceable contacts.

In all cases, FIRST DISCONNECT THE GROUND (negative battery terminal on newer cars) BEFORE WORKING ON THE STARTER!

Solution for a Toyota is to replace the contacts. For cars with an external solenoid, replace the solenoid. For cars with an integral solenoid, replace the starter assembly.

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