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1994 Toyota Celica Starter

I know I have to change out the copper solenoid contacts to fix my starter problem...but where is my starter (i'm looking for a diagram), and which tools will I need to remove it. (learning in progess)

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  • drit_diesel Jun 10, 2008

    My car starts when i just turn the key to the on position (where all the lights come on the dash and before you actually turn the key fully to start the car) What could be the problem

  • king2b13 Dec 16, 2008

    I have 95 celica. The car started up fine this morning. After work I went to start it and nothing happened. The lights and radio came on, so I know that it's not the battery. I'm assuming its the starter. What is the best way to go about fixing this until I can purchase a new starter.


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Go to and there is some free repair information or you can buy alldata repair manuals online for almost any specific car

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