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1997 toyota Rav4 2L will not turn over or start, no clicking sound when turning the key! battery and wires are good and ignition relay switch has been replaced, lights and radio work

Vehicle was running fine night before but would not start the next morning, not even a clicking sound when turning over, battery good, wires good, replaced ignition relay switch, had wires tested and all have power, just wont even turn over no click or nothing this is a 1997 Toyota Rav4 2Litre

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Did you check for power going to the starter. could be a connection on that side of things. should be able to pull starter and jump batt to it to see if gear pops out and spins.

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SOURCE: I have a 1986 toyota

sounds like your starter solenoid is shot

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 toyota tacoma ignition clicking

what engine size and transmission, automatic or stick shift do you have in this truck?

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: 1994 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder Starting problems

your starter is bad.... the two contacts inside the solinoid are worn out only way to fix is replace the unit as a whole bet ya you get click click click then my start.. bet my life on this one been fixin toyotas for 20+ years

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 1994 Toyota Tercel Starter Problems

sounds to me that you have an igniton problem not a starter problem and or if you have or had an alarm system could be cause if u do give me feedback and i will explain but seems that your starter is fine from what u say but if you think in terms of the elemts to start a vehicle batery gives pwoer to ignition which sends to starter which gives spark etc i would check you ignition system something is causeing a short and not alowing starter to function

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SOURCE: Toyota starter problrm

NEED TO REPLACE STARTER.

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Hello! Do you hear a click when the key is turned?...If no click is heard either the ignition key, the Crank relay, the starter, or the battery are suspect...Having lights and radio does not mean the battery is capable of running a starter motor......Put a meter on the battery...should read 12.5 volts...Turn key...Does voltage drop to 8 or 9 volts? Bad battery...If all is well with battery and connections to it...Check the starter fuse # 33 in the under hood fuse/relay box...If the fuse is good that click you should hear is from the Crank Relay in that box...If all of the above is OK connect your meter to the Purple wire that is connected to the starter motor...When the key is turned 12 volts must be on that wire...If there is the starter motor is defective...So, #1...Do you hear a click when key is turned...That would point at a bad starter or weak battery...#2...If you do not hear a click bad fuse #33, bad Crank Relay, bad ignition switch...#3...If fuse is good Bad Crank Relay or Ignition switch; Crank Relay is a low cost item ($10)...Replace Relay...Stop there and send a comment as to results...Guru...saailer

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Car won't start, no sound when I turn the key. New starter, battery, and alternator. What could the problem be? Drove it for about 2 hours then parked it for about 3 hrs. Tried to start it acted like it...


Hi, there are a few things it could be. Safety interlock, starter relay, ignition switch, or starter solenoid. If you cannot hear the start relay click, the problem is probably with the interlock connection on the transmission range sensor. First check the 10 amp starter relay fuse (#7 in the cabin) . If the fuse is good, you can bypass the interlock by pulling the connector off the transmission range switch and connecting the terminals of the tan and brown wires using a paper clip. If this allows the car to start, replace the range switch. If not, the problem may be with the ignition switch. To check the ignition switch, use a 12 volt test light or voltmeter to check voltage on the brown wire of the connector at the transmission range switch when the key is turned to start. If that brown wire is not hot with the key turned fully, the switch or the fuse is bad. If there is power all the way thru to the relay but the relay does not click, swap out the relay. You can borrow another relay to check this out. The A/C clutch relay is a good one to borrow--it's right next to the starter relay in the relay box by the battery.

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If you need instructions for replacing parts or if you have any questions, please let me know.

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I have a 1997 grand prix. Most days it starts. once in a while it will not start. You can sometimes rock key back and forth quickly and it will catch. But most of the time odly enough wait over night and...


When you turn the ignition key to start your car, voltage from the battery flows through the ignition switch to the Park/Neutral safety switch and/or brake pedal or clutch pedal safety switch (you have to push the pedal down before the circuit will complete) to the starter relay or solenoid. When the relay or solenoid is energized by voltage from the ignition switch circuit, it closes a contact that routes more power from the battery directly to the starter to crank the engine. The starter motor spins, pushes the starter drive gear to engage the flywheel and cranks the engine.

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