Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Do you have a volt meter to test with?
Can you get one? We definitely are going to need it to find out why the starter wont engage...
Once you get one. set the meter on the 0-20 volt DC scale and measure the volts at the battery posts when the key is held in the start position and write down the reading.
Then measure the volts at the small wire on the starter, again with the key held all the way in the start position and write down the volts.
Let me know your readings and we will go from there.
Yes. It should have a 0-20 volt DCV scale for you to set it on.
Did you Put the red lead from the meter to the positive battery post.. and the other meter lead to the negative battery post?
Ok, so there is no power to engage the starter at the small wire on the starter.
Remember the key has to be turned all the way to start position...
Does this have a 4 or 6 cylinder engine?
Automatic or manual shift tranny?
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Can you see if it starts in neutral.
Ok, this has what is called a park/neutral switch that only lets it start when in park or neutral. It is mounted on top of the transmission where the shift linkage is. You need to test the black wire with a white stripe on it and see if it has 12 volts when turning the key to the start position. Let me know
Yes, and it goes to the park/neutral switch. I need to know if there is power to it at the park/neutral switch when trying to start it.