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: 160,151 (86,000–206,962)
6 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, more2005, 2006
12 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
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 Tacoma202,000
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.
2001 Toyota Tacoma200,000
started to stall during cranking sporadically but now it has become more frequent.
1996 Toyota Tacoma180,000
Occassional no start condition, even with clutch bypass switch engaged. R&R starter with new lifetime starter.
2005 Toyota Tacoma90,252
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.
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 Tacoma141,000
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.
1997 Toyota Tacoma175,000
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.
1995 Toyota Tacoma206,962
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!
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