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toyota paseo: 1996 toyota paseo 200,000 miles was running fine

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1996 toyota paseo 200,000 miles was running fine it is an automatic i trun the key
nothing all lights come on .the starter doesn't make do any thing.
Thank you for using Just Answer.I will do my best to answer your question.Check to see if the starter relay is clicking when you try to start the engine.It is located on the driver side fuse box under the hood.Have somebody turn the ignition switch to start while you place your hand on the relay so you can feel it click.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the starter relay clicks when i turn the key and i can feel it click

It sounds like the starter solenoid on the starter has failed.See if you can tap on the starter solenoid with a lug wrench.You should be able to access the starter by removing the plastic air cleaner intake hose.Have somebody inside the car with the key in the crank condition.You can also check for power on the smaller black wire.It should have power in the start position.If it has power then the starter solenoid is bad.The starter will have to be replaced.

Here is a test.Click HERE.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

should i replace starter since it started when i tapped on the solenoid

and ia tthere an easy way to get it out

Yes You should replace the starter.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

should i do it myself or take it to a shop it looks like its hard to get to

is there an easy way to remove it

That is up to you.The labor is only .8hr (less than an hour).Click HERE for instructions.
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