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Won't crank. panel lights come on, starter relay clicks,

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Won't crank. panel...

Won't crank. panel lights come on, starter relay clicks, won't try to turn over. replaced started, battery is new.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

205k. reman tranny i put on a few months ago.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

2001 toyota 4runner sr5. curious is starter relay needs replacing.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 4Runner yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes fixing myself. stated above what is going on i believe.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Have you verified 12v at starter signal wire when in start position?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
that i have not done. this is my son's car and he is 2 hrs away in college. he has a tester. i was going to have him test that when he is able to get back to his car.
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

ok let me know what he comes up with ill be here in 2 hours

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
well, my son tried to crank the vehicle and it started this time. this has been happening off and on for the past few weeks. it will work several times during the day and then all of a sudden, it won't crank. let it sit for 30 min or an hour and it may or may not crank again.
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

always starts when you need to check something lol, so when it fails again that would be the thing to check to verify if its the starter or another component in the starting circuit

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i'm assuming i can leave this thread open a few days and re-use it? or do i need to start another one once it fails?
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

oh no this thread stays open for a month, so after a few days just log back in and we can start chatting again,it will all be covered at the original fee, if you would like to rate me now that would be great, I strive for great customer service and a 5 start rating would be appreciated very much, you can do this at the top right hand corner of the screen

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