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Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Meyatchy, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Jul 21, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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    Meyatchy

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    Hey all,,,luckily ive owned my 2006 tundra access cab 4 years and not a single issue until now. I was driving my truck, and went into the store, came back, turned my truck on but nothing. Have all lights and accessories but when the key turns to start the truck, nothing. No clucks or anything. Tried it two hours later and started right up. Got it home, turned it off, turned it on, same issue. Took my nearly two year old battery to the dealership, oem toyota battery, got it replaced as it tested as failing, put it in, drove it, came home turned it off, nothing again. Any thoughts? Starter relay? Ignition? Starter itself maybe?

    All and any help greatly appreciated

    Meyatchy
     
  2. Jul 21, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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    I would test the starter, especially when you’re experiencing the issue.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2018 at 7:53 PM
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    Has to be pulled to test right? No way to do while its installed?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2018 at 7:54 PM
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    Is there any easy way to test the starter relay with multimeter to make sure its not the issue?
     
  5. Jul 21, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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    First check the starter relay. You can check the solenoid voltage if you have an extra set of hands. If you’re getting voltage but won’t turn, remove the starter and bench test it.
     
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  6. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    Welcome. Sounds like you're on the right track.
     
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  7. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:03 PM
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    Its so wierd,,,i dont hear the click in the starter relay when it doesnt start, and cant hear it over the engine noise when it does start up. Seems that once it does start a few times, then it just doesnt. I also noticed that when it doesnt want to start by brake peddle is stiff, but when i press it and it goes down normal, it starts up each time. Anything related?
     
  8. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    Sorry about your issue. Welcome from Colorado.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    Thanks for the welcomes...appreciate the hospitality
     
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  10. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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    Before all that, clean your battery terminals and make sure it’s got a good connection.
     
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  11. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    Just about to say that.
     
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  12. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    Sounds like the solenoid is going out. Are you just getting a single click and then nothing?
     
  13. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:11 PM
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    Also check that the main ground is secure.
     
  14. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    Not even a click, battery posts/terms clean. Its like the key hits a wall or something...once i pass the acc point when turning my key to start it, absolutely nothing
     
  15. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:13 PM
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    Lost track after #1.
    Pretty sure it's a solenoid issue.
     
  17. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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    This is totally not recommended, but sometimes you can lightly tap on the solenoid part of the starter with a hammer to get it to engage far enough crank over. I don't know if you can reach it on the Tundra though. Haven't been under the hood of these things yet in any detail.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    Larmand Im 100% correct, part of the time! TTC #145

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    ....hope you get it figured out, it sounds like you are on the right track with starter, solenoid, etc...
     
  19. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    Yes i read that also, havent tried that yet. Trying to find a way to check the starter relay fuse but its been so long since i was familiar with a multimeter not sure what settings to use. I have aechanic buddy coming by tomorrow to take a look at it. Wanted to reach out to the Tun-vets for ideas in case they hit the same bump
     
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    Hope you get it figured out. Welcome from Ohio!
     
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    Awesome..thanks..mine is a 4 pin relay. Do you know what ohm setting? Mine has 2000k, 200k, 20k, 2000 and 200 as options
     
  23. Jul 21, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    1. TESTING FOR ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE
    • Set your multimeter to be on the Ohms scale. Place one probe on the lead on the ignition circuit terminal and the other on the ground lead. The reading should be less than 5 Ohms. If it’s more than that, the starter relay is faulty and needs to be replaced.
     
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  24. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    If all else fails from everyone's suggestions, make sure you check your Neg /Pos cables, if excessive rust/corrosion, this will cause a problem like what you are describing. Even though a Multi-meter measurement indicates correct voltage, when the large current flows through the cable, the voltage will drop to a point where the solenoid will not activate.
     
  25. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    How about checking the kill-switch at the shifter? The one that disable the ignition when it's not in park.
     
  26. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    Ended up being the starter..got it replaced and running like a champ again. Thank you all who helped and responded
     
  27. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    Glad you got it fixed.
     

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