1988 Toyota Pickup starting system

Tiny
RUMPLEDFOESKIN
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  • 1988 TOYOTA PICKUP
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 235,000 MILES
Pickup has 235,000 miles. At about 150,000 miles starter relay started clicking very loud. Then it
sporadically started not engaging starter, but still clicks. If I leave it sit anywhere from an hour to all night, it will engage starter. So I changed starter relay. New relay clicked from beginning. Now doe`s same as old relay, periodically will not engage starter. What now
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 7:05 PM

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Tiny
MLDANIELS2000
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Sounds like the bendix in the starter is not being thrown out to engage the flywheel. Try changing starter. Some parts store can test it if you can get it off. Check engine ground strap as well.
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 7:58 PM
Tiny
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Starter is new, so is battery, this only happens once in a while. If it happened on a regular basis, I think you would be right.
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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Havent thought of engine ground. Will try that. Starter gets a lot of leaking oil on it, to
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 8:29 PM

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