starting problem

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  1. 4serge

    4serge Newbie

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    Greetings, another starting problem here with 1980 Pickup.
    I turn the key and it takes three-four attempts to start cranking.
    With Li jump battery hooked up, it starts right away.
    New battery - did not help, a new starter - the same thing.

    I understand that 1980 does not have a starter relay?
     

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    Check your contacts at the starter. Clean everything up with sandpaper or wire brush. Starters need a good ground to work correctly. Also check the chassis ground wire from the block to the chassis, and (-) battery cable where it attaches to the chassis. Clean these up with sandpaper.
    If all else fails, run a separate hard ground wire from the starter (use a mounting bolt) to the chassis.Your starter solenoid is attached to the starter motor. Again, clean all the wires that attach to this also.
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Mine was doing this a short while ago. Alternator belt was loose so it wasnt providing any current on startup.
     
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    Thanks a lot for replies! I will work on the grounds and check alternator!
     
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    Could be the ignition switch is getting worn out and can't provide enough current to the solenoid. It is worth putting a relay on the starter, it will work better than stock and cheaper than a new ignition switch.
     
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    Forgot to add the basics. Double check your battery top posts. You should not be able to rotate them in either direction once tightened. If they move, you’re not getting a solid contact.
     
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    These are from the 1980 Toyota Pickup Repair Manual...

    Hope this helps...
     

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