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Starter runs on for a second or two - only when cold. Once warm, no problem. I suspect something "hanging up" in the starter, not a "sticky" ignition switch. Would a starter service (new brushes, plunger) address this or is something else going on here? Would the addtion of a starter relay (as described on this board) help?
 

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My car had the same problem. You can rebuild the starter if you want, chances are it will take care of the problem. I ended up finding a starter at the wreckers (car had low mileage) and the problem is gone, and saved me a bunch of cash in the process.
 

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My '96 Tacoma did something like that one morning (but more extreme). The starter wouldn't disengage, even after I shut the engine off. Turned out the starter contacts had worn in such a way that it created a step in the contacts such that that plunger caught on the step.

The contacts are pretty simple and inexpensive to replace.
 
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