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.
Engine Won't Crank Due To Starter on Toyota T100
Average mileage: 200,166 (130,000–267,000)
16 people reported this problem
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.
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
1996 Toyota T100 267,000 mi, Visitor
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.
1996 Toyota T100 130,000 mi, Visitor
Starter went out, would turn the key and it would click once but that's all.
1993 Toyota T100 168,000 mi, Visitor
Battery seems fine, turn key and get one click, then nothing.
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.
1996 Toyota T100 230,000 mi, Visitor
ordered new contacts for starter sol. adjusted for proper alignment.
1996 Toyota T100 225,000 mi, Visitor
starter solinoid went bad progressivly.