Re: I own Toyota Tacoma LX 1996, does it sound like solenoid problem?
- From: "Ray O" <rokigawa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 17:18:17 -0500
"Mark" <tentimes5@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>I own Toyota Tacoma LX 1996.
> The car has a problem.
> After driving about 20 miles, wnen stopped; car would not start again.
> I would have to wait for a while.
> Apparently it is only after it cools off a little bit; I can start it
> I never have a problem early in the morning.
Isn't your Tacoma a truck?
When you say that the car would not start again, do you mean that the engine
turns over when you engage the starter but it will not catch or do you mean
that the nothing happens when you turn the key?
> The mechanic so far has changed:
> Distribution cap
> Distributor Rotor
> Spark plugs
> I beleive he has changed evrything there is to change, but could not
> fix it.
> The electronic diagnostic test he brought car to was about $80.00.
> It came back and was told that changing catalityc converter can help.
> That is about $500.00.
> The mechanic gave up, and said I should bring it to Toyota dealer for
> electronic test. Then tell results to mechanic.
> Toyota service advised me not to do that, but just bring car to them
> and they guarantee they will fix it. One thing they do not say is how
> much it could be.
The Toyota dealer is only going to guarantee that they fix the truck if they
are the ones who do the work. It is totally unreasonable to ask them to
guarantee someone else's work, especially if your mechanic has done all that
work without actually fixing the problem. Hopefully, he has not charged you
for any work that does not fix the problem.
Since he has changed so many parts but not the starter, it sounds like the
engine will crank but not catch.
My guess is that if you had gone to the Toyota dealer in the first place,
your truck would be fixed, and for a lot less money than if you pay for work
that doesn't fix the problem.
> So, the friend of mine said; "go by "solenoid; it is pretty cheap.
> Replace the old one. It is pretty easy job to do???"
> I beleive this is what he said. I called Toyota parts and service .
> They say the solenoid for this car is part of starter. Is not sold
> I called AUTO ZONE parts store. They say "SOLENOID SWITCH is about
> $60.00 and comes separate.
> Any suggestions?
> I own Toyota Tacoma LX 1996, does it sound like solenoid problem?
If the engine cranks but does not start, the solenoid is definitely not the
cause of the condition, and your friend should not be dispensing automotive
repair advice. For that matter, neither should your mechanic.
The Toyota dealer would likely check fuel pressure when the condition
manifests itself and then check the condition and operation of the fuel
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