Toyota

Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I just bought an 87 toyota 4x4. I had to put a motor in it.

Customer Question
I just bought an...

I just bought an 87 toyota 4x4. I had to put a motor in it. I put a new battery and a ground cable from the battery to the motor was also installed. When I turn the key I only get a buzzing from the starter relay. If I run a wire straight from the battery (+) to the small wire terminal on the starter, the motor turns over fine. I have 12.v on the battery but only 9 on the solenoid wire.

Mechanic's Assistant: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Toyota Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes,fix it myself

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Toyota Mechanic should know about your Toyota?

When I turn on the headlights or the turn signals I hear a buzzing at the fuse or relay under the dash.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Toyota
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Answered in 16 minutes by:
2/27/2016
Toyota Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 2 years ago
Pete
Pete, Auto Service Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 33,358
Experience: Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.
Verified

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Did you double check to make sure all wiring was installed properly when the engine was replaced and all connections were clean and tight with no wiring damage at all?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a toyota mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Chris (aka-Moose) Your Own Question
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose), Auto Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 1,115
1,115 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years of experience

Chris (aka-Moose) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Auto Technician

1,115 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

199 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Master Tech. 30 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Toyota Technician

1,245 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

401 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

9 satisfied customers

Toyota tech. ASE Certified Technician

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

13,102 satisfied customers

Toyota Master Diagnostic

Genchi Genbutsu

Genchi Genbutsu

Toyota Master Technician

3,761 satisfied customers

Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine

< Previous | Next >

Related Toyota Questions
I have an 87 toyota pickup, I have no dash lights, no turn
Hi, I have an 87 toyota pickup, I have no dash lights, no turn signals, no wipers. I changed the ignition switch and this fixed nothing. Plenty of Power on the battery, 12 volts on the ignition switch… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
camry: i installed my battery backwards in my 2004 camry. i
i installed my battery backwards in my 2004 camry. i put a new alternator, new battery, new alt fuse, and checked all other fuses everything ok, however car won't start… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
Corolla: i have a toyota corolla 2004 1.8. All of the sudden
i have a toyota corolla 2004 1.8. All of the sudden it didnt want to start. I have checked all the fuses and relays and even put a brand new starter relay. the starter doesnt do anything not even a cl… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
Toyota Pickup DLX: I had head gaskets replaced on my 1989 3.0
I had head gaskets replaced on my 1989 3.0 toy. 1ton Drove it for two short trips 2-3 miles now wont crank battery has power horn lights buzzers work any ideas?… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
Toyota Camry SE: 2007 Toyota Camry, it just started doing this,
2007 Toyota Camry, it just started doing this, when you try to crank vehicle you hear the fuel pump run and the sound of a silenoid clicking but the engine wont turn over. before i was able to push th… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
Toyota Corolla LE (FWD): 2003 Corolla - Will not start. Tried
2003 Corolla - Will not start. Tried 1) Jump start and check battery. 2) Replaced starter. 3) Replaced ignition switch. 4) Rechecked connectors. 5) Turned on headlights, turned key to start, lights di… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
1998 4Runner: instrument panel..headlights..no clicking sound..engage
Hi, need help with starter issue on 1998 4Runner. It will not start, all system check instrument panel light up, radio comes on, headlights work, but no clicking sound on starter or sound that it want… read more
ted ritter
ted ritter
Team Leader/toyota master tech/retired
High School or GED
2,692 satisfied customers
My 2002 toyota camry has intermittent starting problems....we
My 2002 toyota camry has intermittent starting problems....we get a click...the battery is fairly new...the ohm meter says we have a full 12 volts, but we don't get any power to the starting motor. Th… read more
Dr.Automotive
Dr.Automotive
Associate Degree
62 satisfied customers
99 toyota: matic 6 cyl just clicks..ignition switch..jumped..turn key
99 toyota pre runner auto matic 6 cyl just clicks when key is turned replaced starter, ignition switch checked voltage to starter 12.6 jumped starter and turns but still when i turn key it still click… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
Toyota Corolla 2003 toyota corolla wont start. I replaced
2003 toyota corolla wont start. I replaced battery, starter, fusible link ,alternator car will not tirn over still. At wits end have no idea what to do now.… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
1985 toyota: 4x4..eng..then start position for at least 5..engage
1985 toyota 4 runner 4x4 22re eng. my problem is that when it gets cold here in the midwest or it sits for a few days when i go to start it i have to hold the key in then start position for at least 5… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
83 toyota pickup: running lights..tail lights work, but no headlights
have an 83 toyota pickup. running lights and tail lights work, but no headlights. Tried cleaning to bulb connectors, replaced the headlight relay, and all of the wires appear to be in good condition. … read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
1999 Toyota Avalon: wont start..dim..leads..ignition switch is bad
Hello, I have a 1999 Toyota Avalon that won't start. When I attempt to start it I get nothing,not even a click from the starter solonoid. I also turned on my headlights while trying to start the car a… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
engage..one click..tested the starter, its good, the relay..bad ground
Starter will not engage. You turn the key over to start and get one click. I have tested the starter, its good, the relay, its good. I have been told it is a bad ground wire, but I do not see a ground… read more
Toyotapro
Toyotapro
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,283 satisfied customers
Toyota Camry LE 2002...will not start. Lights, locks, all
Toyota Camry LE 2002...will not start. Lights, locks, all work but nothing happens when the key is in the START position. I suspect the passive alarm has shut the starting system down, but I don't hav… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
1994 toyota camry le: 2.2..get the starter to run..selinoid..engage
on a 1994 toyota camray le 2.2, i can not get the starter to run. when i turn the key to start, the selinoid does not engage there is no sound at all… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
1993 toyota corolla: starter..accessories..the radiator fan..cranking
i have a 1993 toyota corolla, its not the battery, i was thinking maybe the starter, all accessories in car work when key is in ignition, when you turn the key only the radiator fan comes on, no crank… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
1983 Celica GT: starting issue..starter..I press in the clutch petal
I have a 1983 Celica GT with a starting issue. I have replaced the starter and battery, but when I press in the clutch petal and and try to start the car, nothing happens. What could be my problem and… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x