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Toyota 4Runner Start Stall Problems
I have a ’91 4Runner 4WD V6 with 190Kmiles (original owner) and have a starting problem. Once the truck warms up to operating temp (ambient temp above 80*F) then off for a few minutes (like driving to the gas station to fill up) it would not start. The solenoid will “pop” but no starter motor activity. I rebuilt the solenoid with Toyota parts
worked for 2 weeks
hmm...replaced starter motor with remanufactured one from Orielly Auto (house brand)
worked for 3 weeks
same problem. Rebuilt solenoid with Toyota parts
worked for about 2 weeks. Took it back for an exchange...same result week after week. Then I went to Pepboys and bought a reman’ed Bosch
This time the solenoid would not “Pop”
I tapped on the solenoid it worked
took the starter back and got another
same results. I have rebuilt the ignition switch, added a new ground strap directly to the starter mounting bolts, added power wires to the starter solenoid and motor and replaced the battery. Nothing seems to work! I am getting 11.92V to the solenoid and 12.76V to the starter motor regardless of starting or not. I’m about to throw in the towel. Any ideas? I will consider anything at this point
Any direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!