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Engine Won't Crank Due To Starter on Toyota Tercel

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Toyota Tercel Vehicles With This Problem

RepairPal Fair Price Estimate
$229-$316
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Average mileage: 132,500 (110,000–160,000)
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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I turn the key and all that happens is a click sound. Starter works sometimes and others it doesn't. I believe it to be the solenoid contacts or relay switch.
I have had 4 Starters since I hit the 110,000 mark and I have only own the car for a year. We can't seem to figure out what is causing the starter to burn up. We have replaced them with new ones each time.