1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

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    Default 1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

    Hey all I recently bought a 1997 T-100 SR5 and have loved everything about it. From time to time, when I turn the key it just clicks, won't turn over. Normally after 3 or 4 clicks it will start. This morning it won't start at all so I figure I have to adress the problem now. From what I've read it sounds like the starter. I need to buy repair manual, like a chilton and pick up a starter from Napa or something. Anyone have any suggestions or helpful comments? Thanks.

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    Default Re: 1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

    Usually, it is just the starter solenoid contacts. I have seen them on E-Bay for about $20. They come with instructions.

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    Default Re: 1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

    clean the battey tremials if that dont help sounds like the starter contacts Toyota/Chrysler/Mitsubishi - Nippon Denso Starter Solenoid Repair
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    Default Re: 1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

    Bruski - Did you ever get this fixed? I'm now having a similar issue on my '95 T100. I've installed a new battery and cleaned all the electrical connections/terminals on both the battery and the starter itself . Starter solenoid clicks every time the key is turned, but the starter motor does not run every time... after about half a dozen or so turns of the key, it usually will start cranking. It hasn't left me stranded yet, but is getting to the point where its making me nervous.
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    Default Re: 1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

    Quote Originally Posted by THarms View Post
    Bruski - Did you ever get this fixed? I'm now having a similar issue on my '95 T100. I've installed a new battery and cleaned all the electrical connections/terminals on both the battery and the starter itself . Starter solenoid clicks every time the key is turned, but the starter motor does not run every time... after about half a dozen or so turns of the key, it usually will start cranking. It hasn't left me stranded yet, but is getting to the point where its making me nervous.

    Click the link in Eton's post above. There's your answer, most likely.

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    Default Re: 1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

    Quote Originally Posted by xsacta View Post
    Click the link in Eton's post above. There's your answer, most likely.
    Yep, starter contacts - very common.

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    Default Re: 1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

    ya same problem on my 95 t-100 v-6 it's the starter contacts i paid 5 bux for new contacts from the local starter/alt. repair shop and about an hour time turn around on it all and 2 years later it's still workin like a champ!

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    Default Re: 1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

    Does the starter need to be removed to replace the contacts, or can they be reached as-is?
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    Default Re: 1997 Toyota T-100 won't start - just clicks

    you have to remove that starter but it's real simple to do

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