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Starter won't start, but relay will click??
« on: Feb 27, 2015, 05:38:37 PM »
Here's your fix!! 

I've had this issue for a while.  I even had a jumper wire I made for the starter solenoid, when it would happen. 

In this picture I found on the interweb, these are the wires that go to the starter relay.  In Toyota's infinite wisdom, they put a relay to help alleviate the load put on the ignition switch.  BUT, both power leads comes from the ignition switch.   :smack:  So, if you take the thicker wire that is diagonal from the smaller black wire with red stripe.  And cut it.  Splice in a power lead from the battery with a 30 amp fuse to the end going to the plug.  And just tape off the other end of the cut wire, since you won't need that.  See in the picture. 

 



I am linking the original post so you can read about it.  Since I can't take all the credit. 
http://www.yotatech.com/f199/terrys87-86-4runner-2nd-chance-247386/index100.html#post52194586


What is funny, I was looking up something completely not related to "Toyota" or "Starter Issues" under Google Images, when I ran across this picture.  So, I had to follow it up, and low and behold, it was the solution to an issue I had!!  But, I didn't cut the wire, YET!  I made jumper wires that would go from one terminal to the other corresponding terminal, except for the power wire.  I didn't want to start hacking wires, if it wasn't the fix.  If I don't have any issues, for some time, I will make it look better later on. 
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Re: Starter won't start, but relay will click??
« Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2015, 11:34:47 AM »
This simple fix ought to be a sticky, somewhere.
A friend's 89 4Run does this sometimes start, sometimes not & never when its in my driveway for repairs of course.

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Re: Starter won't start, but relay will click??
« Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2015, 06:56:49 PM »
Good stuff.👌  some info I forgot I needed too, haha
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Re: Starter won't start, but relay will click??
« Reply #3 on: Mar 06, 2015, 10:48:00 AM »
Yeah, I knew this was a common issue with Toyota's, including mine.  And when I found it, I had to share!   :thumbs:
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Re: Starter won't start, but relay will click??
« Reply #4 on: Aug 09, 2017, 07:39:14 AM »
I have this same problem with my 3.0 v6
Won't start sometimes mostly if I shut of off with my headlights on
But if I have some one tap on the starter it fires right up
I even got a new starter but it still does it
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Re: Starter won't start, but relay will click??
« Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2017, 06:47:15 PM »
I just bypassed relay completely and ran a push button with inline fuse.

 
 
 
 
 

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