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starter issues need help??

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Bam69limitedcrewmax, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Sep 4, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    Bam69limitedcrewmax

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    2008 crewmax 5.7L 115,000 miles the engine just clicks when the key is turned to the start position replaced the old battery with a new one still same problem I'm thinking replace the starter??? Maybe someone else has had this issue
     
  2. Sep 4, 2016 at 9:01 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    If the condition of the battery and connections to the battery are both good. Then starter would be next thing..

    Sounds like the plunger in the starter is gone. (Brass ring makes connection).. you can rebuild it in your engine with a few simple tools or replace the starter.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2016 at 9:24 AM
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    Law323

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    Alternator??
     
  4. Sep 4, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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    I'm going to ask the obvious here- did you test the new battery too?
     
  5. Sep 4, 2016 at 10:21 AM
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    TRDFaux

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    hope replacing it on an 08 is easier than it was on my 2000. The starter was under the intake manifold....
     
  6. Oct 9, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    Just curious where is the starter on an 08 with the 5.7?
     
  7. Oct 9, 2016 at 4:54 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    If my memory is correct on the 3uz it's on passenger side.. near the manifold..
     
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  9. Oct 10, 2016 at 6:27 AM
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    I hope so. Something happened Saturday. Truck was running fine. I stopped at the store and shut it off. Got back in truck tried to restart and heard click then dash panel went out. So I bought a optima battery hoping that was my issue after installing new battery I had the same issue. Any ideas?
     
  10. Oct 10, 2016 at 1:29 PM
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    Bad ground or connections at starter or alternator ?
     
  11. Oct 10, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    New battery so I assume not alternator, checked all connections to and from starter. Looks like my issue is the starter. At mechanic shop now getting 2nd opinion.
     
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