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Resurrection from the deep, starting problems.

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by sailinlee, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Mar 17, 2020 at 3:17 PM
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    sailinlee

    sailinlee [OP] New Member

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    Truck went for a swim in the Santa Fe River and sunk about 10' under. It took 45 minutes to get it out. My friend and I worked on it for the past 6 months and have it mostly back to normal. Intermittent starting problem and a tick in the top end.
    Hello,

    I sank my Tundra last year, and with the help of a friend, after 6 months it's been resurrected. But I still have some small issues. My friend did the hard stuff (the brain, anti-theft module, throttle housing and a zillion other details) and it's time for me to deal with the little issues. So today I'm dealing with intermittent starting issue. The battery is fully charged. So rule out battery and alternator. what it does is: Turn key sometimes nothing for about two seconds then a click, sometimes a click, sometimes cranks right up. Lately it's been cranking on the third try but the weather has been very dry. We haven't replaced the wires coming off the battery and that is my first thought. Anyone replaced the wire from positive terminal to the fuse box? Getting to the starter is horrendous. And that is my last fix. Why did they put the starter in such a horrible position to get to? Next would be the negative wire, any suggestion where it comes out of the harness to ground?

    First of many questions to come.

    Lee
     
  2. Mar 17, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco I have Ass Burgers...

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    A 2006 (1st Gen) would not have the 5.7L...

    You mean the 4.7L?
     
  3. Mar 17, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, Super Secret Elite Member # 11

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  4. Mar 17, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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  5. Mar 17, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    Sounds like the starter, but most vehicles never fully recover from swimming and boating accidents. You can buy a reman’d one from the Stealership for around $250-300 vs. $500+ new. Choose the heavy duty version.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    Same contacts I put in many Chrysler mini vans.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2020 at 6:21 PM
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    sailinlee

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    Truck went for a swim in the Santa Fe River and sunk about 10' under. It took 45 minutes to get it out. My friend and I worked on it for the past 6 months and have it mostly back to normal. Intermittent starting problem and a tick in the top end.
    We took it out already and sent it off for a total rebuild of the starter and put it back in. But it's always possible they did a shitty job. I'm going through ever contact first before I have to go and deal with the starter again. It's a pain in the butt to get to.

    Lee
     
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  8. Mar 18, 2020 at 4:15 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    Let us know how it goes once you get it figured out.
     
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  9. Mar 19, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    Could be the ignition switch if the starter seems fine
     
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