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Posted: 8/28/2005 1:37:46 PM EDT
Vehicle:
Toyota t-100, 1993 6cl.

Symptoms:

Turn key, nothing.


Battery is good (new), and reads at 12 volts. All fuses are good.

Guess:

Starter?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:38:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By slash-5:
Vehicle:
Toyota t-100, 1993 6cl.

Symptoms:

Turn key, nothing.


Battery is good (new), and reads at 12 volts. All fuses are good.

Guess:

Starter?



Check the ground cable.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:39:49 PM EDT
Aye, starter.

Any clicking noise when you turn the key?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:45:12 PM EDT
What voltage does the battery have when you turn the key and try to crank the engine?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:49:19 PM EDT
Take a hammer and beat on the starter a few times. I bet it fires up.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:57:45 PM EDT
Manual or automatic transmission? Clutch interlock switches go bad at the damndest times...
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:59:33 PM EDT
Make sure it is in PARK.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:44:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shootemup:

Originally Posted By slash-5:
Vehicle:
Toyota t-100, 1993 6cl.

Symptoms:

Turn key, nothing.


Battery is good (new), and reads at 12 volts. All fuses are good.

Guess:

Starter?



Check the ground cable.



Yep. It was disconnected. I reconnected it and still no dice. It reads twelve volts on the dash and makes a very small click when the key is turned.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:46:23 PM EDT
Check all the cables from the batery to the starter to the distributer. Do you have dome lights? Try wiggling the starter or banging on it a few times.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:47:57 PM EDT
starter, starter relay, bad connection to the batter. You cables could be bad, the connection might not be tight. Corrosion on the cables. All sorts of things to check first.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:49:42 PM EDT
If you have a volt meter you could try trouble shooting with that.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:17:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By slash-5:

Originally Posted By shootemup:

Originally Posted By slash-5:
Vehicle:
Toyota t-100, 1993 6cl.

Symptoms:

Turn key, nothing.


Battery is good (new), and reads at 12 volts. All fuses are good.

Guess:

Starter?



Check the ground cable.



Yep. It was disconnected. I reconnected it and still no dice. It reads twelve volts on the dash and makes a very small click when the key is turned.



Solinoid/relay/starte is the most likely

You can connect the batt directly to the starter, and that will tell you where you are at
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:21:02 PM EDT
Sounds like the solenoid to me.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:24:16 PM EDT
Did ya check to make sure there was any gas in the tank. May seem like a stupid question but you have no idea how many ppl overlook this.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:27:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By slash-5:
Vehicle:
Toyota t-100, 1993 6cl.

Symptoms:

Turn key, nothing.


Battery is good (new), and reads at 12 volts. All fuses are good.

Guess:

Starter?



Does your car have a anti-theft device? On my vehicle, my key has a little chip in it that verifies that I am owner that allows the vehicle to turn over. My key was getting worn down and had had problems starting the car. I simply started to use my spare key and everything is working fine again.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:32:08 PM EDT
Process of elimination..

Use jumper cables from the Batt to the starter. That will tell you where you are at.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:34:55 PM EDT
I'd bet starter shit the bed, mine just did.


Run your shifter from neutral and back to park, trying to start in both posistions. Sometimes the switch/sensor for neutral and park shits out.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:35:50 PM EDT
Here's a clue if it's the starter. Turn key to on position, see if dash lights light up, turn key to start, if all the lights dim it's the starter, the starter's sucking all the juice but its shot so it doesnt make the car start. +1 on the whacking of the starter to confirm bad starter.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:58:57 PM EDT
Do you have a multimeter?

If so, check the battery voltage while you try to crank the engine. Voltage should be about 12.8V with the car off. If it's lower, then the battery is bad or has been discharged. Try to crank it, and the voltage should go down to about 11.5 or so. If it goes to 10 or lower, then the battery is bad. If it goes to 11.5 or so, then power is getting to the starter, but the engine isn't cranking, so the starter is probably bad, or just needs a good smack. If it doesn't change, then there's no power getting to the starter, and you get to test lots and lots of wires to figure out why.
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