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Trouble starting Sometimes the car will not start. When i turn the key the car does'nt crank. I can usually just try turning the key a couple of times and then it starts. Other times i have to "shake/push/pull" the car or just open and then slam the trunk. Could the starter be bad or is it a  loose connection somewhere?

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  • hghuns Sep 23, 2008

    Thanks, but i found the problem, it was actually me, there is a small switch behind the clutch, so if you don't put it to the floore you can't start. 


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Your starter contacts are bad. You have 2 options: Replace the starter assembly, or remove the starter & replace the internal solenoid contacts & the solenoid plunger. This is a common problem with Toyota starters; I replace contacts 3-4 times a week.

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