Engine Won't Crank Due To Starter on Toyota Tacoma

If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

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Average mileage: 144,455 (57,800–206,962)
9 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
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I have been having a problem for the last 3 months with my 2006 Toyota Tacoma. When I try to start it in the morning, it will click. I try to start it 4 or 5 times and it will start. Then it will start just fine everyday for a month then do it again, only one time. This morning was the third time it has done it. As of now it is starting fine. I am getting ready to put a new starter in it to see if it stops it. I done want to get stranded somewhere when it decides to totally go out.
1996 Toyota Tacoma 202,000 mi,
In the morning when I try and start my truck I just get a single click sound. This happens 3 or more times of turning the key but then eventually starts normally.
When you turn the key you get a click just one if you turn key quickly a few times it may turn over and sart
1996 Toyota Tacoma 141,000 mi,
Starter won't work. Battery good and tried jumping but same effect. We can catch it off and it runs fine. Either starter or electrical between battery and starter.
1995 Toyota Tacoma 206,962 mi,
The starter went out, I took it to Napa, got it checked and got a new one. I then replaced the old one and took off!
2001 Toyota Tacoma 200,000 mi,
started to stall during cranking sporadically but now it has become more frequent.
1996 Toyota Tacoma 180,000 mi,
Occassional no start condition, even with clutch bypass switch engaged. R&R starter with new lifetime starter.
2005 Toyota Tacoma 90,252 mi,
2005 Toyota Tacoma pre-runner double cab 4x2 4.0L. My Denso starter went bad at 90,252 miles. Bought one (re-manufactured) for $150 that was also made by Denso. Dealer wanted $350 for a re-manufactured one. Pretty easy to install new one but 90K seems pretty young for a starter to go bad.
2010 Toyota Tacoma 115,000 mi,
Starter went out, replaced the whole thing. Truck starts now, but vibrates pretty hard in first gear.
1998 Toyota Tacoma 57,800 mi,
Let me explain that although my 1998 Toyota Tacoma has been driven only 57800 miles, I was a Meals on Wheels Driver for about 15 years; doing a lot of stop and restart driving. Now, when attempting to start, there is a click but the engine does not turn. At first it happened intermittently. Now it doesn't start at all. The Battery is good. The starting Relay appears to be good, since it is providing power to the starter motor solenoid, as the solenoid. clicks when the key is turned. Will pull the starter motor to check it out.
2008 Toyota Tacoma 135,000 mi,
Clicks once when I turn the key. May have to turn the key 20 to 30 times before it starts. May not do this again for a month...or may do it the next time I try to start it.
1997 Toyota Tacoma 175,000 mi,
Wouldn't crank- seemed like dead/low battery-- removed, cleaned(very well), replaced battery terminals- started like new. Not always a starter issue- check bat terminals/cables for corrosion- internal and external before going after the starter.