1987 Toyota Tercel Starting

Tiny
SNOOPZY48
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  • 1987 TOYOTA TERCEL
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 15,300 MILES
We thought our ignition clyinder lock needed replacing, because it wouldn't start. It worked for three weeks, then it wouldn't start. So we returned the part, and got the part from Napa Auto parts instead, the first one from Auto Zone, after three tries for right one. We installed it in the parts store parking lot, wouldn't start. The next day, and ten more days after that, it started. Now it has a mind of it's own. What else could it be? Neutral safety switch?


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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 9:08 PM

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Tiny
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When it doesn't start, you mean it's not cranking at all? Are you getting a click out of it or nothing at all? Could be faulty neutral switch or the ignition switch. Did you replace the actual ignition switch or just the cylinder housing (where key inserts)?
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 9:26 PM
Tiny
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There's a slight click
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 12:25 AM
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We replaced the switch with keys
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 12:26 AM
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Have the starter and charging system tested.
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Friday, April 2nd, 2010 AT 12:34 AM

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