Engine Won't Crank Due To Starter on Toyota T100

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 206,600 (130,000–267,000)
6 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998
15 people reported this problem
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Sometimes engine cranks, sometimes not. Battery, starter, and alternator have all been checked and test fine. When I turn the key, all dash board lights function normally, just no crank at all.... Not even clicking noises. Turn the key again and it starts right up.
I've been driving my 96 t-100 for15 years, and it's been a great truck. But I've had to replace the starter four times now. I've tried taking it apart and cleaning the plunger and contacts with no luck. All it does is just click click click. Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue.
car will not start. turn the key and hear clicks and then eventually engine will turn over. now no clicks and no start. had starter rebuilt 33,000 miles ago. seems to soon to fail again
Starter went out, would turn the key and it would click once but that's all.
1998 T100 with 148K miles started showing this problem recently. It is happening more frequently too but is intermittent. The symptoms include one click from the starter and then no further noise or action. Wait and try again and sometimes it starts right away and other times it takes a few minutes before the truck will start.
ordered new contacts for starter sol. adjusted for proper alignment.
starter solinoid went bad progressivly.