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I have a brand new starter on my car and after driving in

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I have a brand new starter on my car and after driving in the extreme heat and I turn the car off it won't start. After the car cools down it will.
JA: HHave you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?
Customer: No there hasn't and I haven't checked the coolant level
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: Corrala 2096
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 2006
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I plan to fix it myself
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 4 months ago.


I have been a professional master mechanic for over 35 years and am happy to help you with this.

This is easy enough to test if you have a volt meter or test light.

When its in a NO START condition, you need to check for battery voltage at the small black wire on the starter solenoid located on top of the starter.

If it has power when someone is trying to start it, then it can only be the starter armeture has a "hot spot" on it and needs replaced.

If it does NOT have power to that small black wire when someone is trying to start it, then the starter relay needs replaced.


Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 4 months ago.


Did you have any further questions or anything else to add?


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