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Won't start, battery has 12v, yes they were, but I sanded

Customer Question

won't start, battery has 12v
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: yes they were, but I sanded and cleaned them, then reinstalled
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2014 Tacoma double cab, 6 speed man
JA: Are you fixing your Tacoma Double Cab yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: cleaning and sanding the batt. terminals and checking the fuses, fuses are all good
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I can roll start the truck with the clutch, then it runs. when I l step on the brake the radio re-sets
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose).

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
truck won't start, but I can roll start it with the clutch
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
also I noticed after I started it with a clutch start, the cruise control won't activate and the stability control is off
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Once roll started, what is the battery voltage at idle?

Idling with the wipers and headlights and blower on, what is the voltage?

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris