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2004 4Runner Sport starter question

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by chriswoolie, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Jun 3, 2015 at 3:44 PM
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    chriswoolie

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    Hello.....I have a 2004 4Runner Sport all stock. On occasions the starter drags while trying to start my 4runner. It turns over as if the battery is not supplying enough juice to the starter. I have an Interstate battery and took the battery back to Interstate and had them test it. Interstate says the battery is fine on their tester. It does not do this all the time just on occasions. My 4runner will start and run fine. Has anyone else had this issue? Thanks for the feedback
     
  2. Jun 3, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    id check the ground on the starter or the wiring running to it, could be a partial break somewhere. see what happens if you hook up to another car with jumper cables too. if it starts normally with that then its the battery, despite what interstate says
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2015 at 5:33 PM
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    chriswoolie

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  4. Jun 3, 2015 at 6:16 PM
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    Hardscrabble

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    The contacts in the starter are probably worn. Not sure about our starters in the 4Runners, but I had to replace the contacts on my '98 Tacoma starter. The dealership had a starter rebuild kit. It only cost $15.
     

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