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My 2002 tundra started up and then I think we shut it offer…

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My 2002 tundra started up...
My 2002 tundra started up and then I think we shut it offer a minute and then it was dead so I had to jump it with my car it jumps just fine and we drove a couple hundred miles
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Toyota Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 1 month ago
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hi can you please clarify what your issue is here? and what exactly your question was about it?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
like said got to the mechanic and it fired up and then idled fine ... drove it home and I should have let the battery charge but she it off ...I went to the store bought bigger cables and jumped it to drive it overtook my little shop and change the oil ... then I was going to let it sit and run a while ... when tried to jump it again nothing ... I charged the battery over night and nothing
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I took the battery to auto zone, tested it and they said it was good and fully charged
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have lights and radio and everything on ... but nothing when I turn the key
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have to run an errand and will be gone for a n hour or 2 so if you have any tips... im all ears but I will get back to you later.
Toyota Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 1 month ago

so now it does not start even with a jump?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
That is correct. I had read in some forums about a guy who had what sounded like the exact same symptoms with his 2002 tundra and he change the starter and some other stuff and it still wasn't the problem
Toyota Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 1 month ago

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

if everything else works but it wont start, you need to check for the start signal making it to the starter. if the signal is there, the starter is bad, if not, then you have something upstream preventing start (power distribution, security system, trans/clutch switch, etc) which will require professional diagnostics.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
How do I check the starter signal?
Toyota Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 1 month ago

you need to access the starter and use a volt meter on the small wire to see if it gets voltage when trying to start. Please do not forget to click a positive rating

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I think the starter is under the manifold, is there any way to test this with out opening up the manifold ?
Toyota Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 1 month ago

yes the starter is buried. on some you can rig up a probe to reach it, but you may have to remove the manifold. Please do not forget to click a positive rating

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
im pulling the ignition relay and taking it to a friend to test it real quick
Toyota Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 1 month ago

okay. Please do not forget to click a positive rating

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
we tested the relay and its working fine.
Toyota Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 1 month ago

have you tested for the start signal at the starter?

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