Starter Relay Location Please

Tiny
BENNYSTEWA
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  • 1986 TOYOTA PICKUP
I need to know the actual location of the starter relay for this particular model vehicle. It is not specific in the vehicle manual I have. Can you clarify exactly where it is located?
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 1:07 PM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Hello,

The starter relay is on the front right side of the fender under the hood here is a guide to help you test it with the location in a diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. Cheers,
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 1:27 PM
Tiny
WCROSBY3
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  • 1985 TOYOTA PICKUP
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 175,000 MILES
When I turn the key, it clicks and does not turn over. I have replaced battery and connections are good. Checked grounds, new starter, distributor cap. Truck runs good when pop starting down a hill. Cant get it to crank with key. Where is the starter relay located?
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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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You don't have a starter relay- check and test the neutral start switch and the ignition switch
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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MCCORKLE1210
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  • 1987 TOYOTA PICKUP
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 MILES
Where is the starter relay located on a 1987 toyota pickup 4X4 2.4L and what does it look like?
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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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The starter relay is located under the hood on the passenger's side. Here is a guide to help you test it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
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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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
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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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RUMPLEDFOESKIN
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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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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RUMPLEDFOESKIN
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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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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HEBUS
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  • 1986 TOYOTA PICKUP
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,100 MILES
Have been through 3 startes in two years - just ad another replaced today. After driving three places I turned the key and NOTHING.I could not believe it - so just like all the others, popped the hood and tapped the starter and it started just always. The issues has happened with each previous starter and occasionally this occurs. It had been occuring with more frequency so I had it changed out with a new/rebuilt unit. Something is really goofy - why not starting and whey does it always start after rapping on the starter. Had to believe it's really a starter issue. Seems to get worse with hotter weather - Please advise.
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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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You sure the battery terminal and starter solenoid wire are in good shape-Its weird though banging it and it works which points to a starter problem-
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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HEBUS
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As I mentioned - starter is just out of the box. Same with all the others.I just can't figure why when striking the starter is always works.
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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Remove the black wire or white and black wire from the solenoid not the battery wire-have helper hold key at cranking position and check for power
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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HEBUS
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After the Charger game. LOL
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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 9:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Enjoy the game, I'll see you in 2wks-bye
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