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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've got a 1993 Tercel, about 120 kms. It's been a great little car,
but over that last few months it's developed a problem. Sometimes when
I turn the key to start it, the engine doesn't turn over, I just hear
a click. The dashboard lights and radio come on as normal. Usually the
second time I turn the key it starts right up.

This generally only happens when the car has been sitting over night.
During the day driving around it starts up every time. It seems to
have been happening more now that the weather has gotten colder.

I dropped it off for my mechanic to look at, but of course it started
up fine while he had it.


Thanks for any advice.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Starter contacts are shot. You must remove the starter & have
them replaced. The parts ( copper contacts ) are very cheap but
labor to remove starter & replace the contacts of course might
add up, unless you are able to remove it yourself. You can
google a search on this subject yourself but a very common
problem in these vehicles. Just did it on my '92 last year. Good
luck.
dc


> I've got a 1993 Tercel, about 120 kms. It's been a great
> little car, but over that last few months it's developed a
> problem. Sometimes when I turn the key to start it, the
> engine doesn't turn over, I just hear a click. The
> dashboard lights and radio come on as normal. Usually the
> second time I turn the key it starts right up.
>
> This generally only happens when the car has been sitting
> over night. During the day driving around it starts up
> every time. It seems to have been happening more now that
> the weather has gotten colder.
>
> I dropped it off for my mechanic to look at, but of course
> it started up fine while he had it.
>
>
> Thanks for any advice.
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 01:25:58 -0600, doncee
<[email protected]> wrote:

>
>Starter contacts are shot. You must remove the starter & have
>them replaced. The parts ( copper contacts ) are very cheap but
>labor to remove starter & replace the contacts of course might
>add up, unless you are able to remove it yourself. You can
>google a search on this subject yourself but a very common
>problem in these vehicles. Just did it on my '92 last year. Good
>luck.
>dc
>
>
>> I've got a 1993 Tercel, about 120 kms. It's been a great
>> little car, but over that last few months it's developed a
>> problem. Sometimes when I turn the key to start it, the
>> engine doesn't turn over, I just hear a click. The
>> dashboard lights and radio come on as normal. Usually the
>> second time I turn the key it starts right up.
>>
>> This generally only happens when the car has been sitting
>> over night. During the day driving around it starts up
>> every time. It seems to have been happening more now that
>> the weather has gotten colder.
>>
>> I dropped it off for my mechanic to look at, but of course
>> it started up fine while he had it.
>>
>>
>> Thanks for any advice.
>>




Thanks dc, for the quick response. Any idea what sort of time frame
I've got before it won't start at all?


eejit
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
eejit <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 01:25:58 -0600, doncee
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>Starter contacts are shot. You must remove the starter &
>>have them replaced. The parts ( copper contacts ) are very
>>cheap but labor to remove starter & replace the contacts of
>>course might add up, unless you are able to remove it
>>yourself. You can google a search on this subject yourself
>>but a very common problem in these vehicles. Just did it on
>>my '92 last year. Good luck.
>>dc
>>
>>
>>> I've got a 1993 Tercel, about 120 kms. It's been a great
>>> little car, but over that last few months it's developed
>>> a problem. Sometimes when I turn the key to start it, the
>>> engine doesn't turn over, I just hear a click. The
>>> dashboard lights and radio come on as normal. Usually the
>>> second time I turn the key it starts right up.
>>>
>>> This generally only happens when the car has been sitting
>>> over night. During the day driving around it starts up
>>> every time. It seems to have been happening more now that
>>> the weather has gotten colder.
>>>
>>> I dropped it off for my mechanic to look at, but of
>>> course it started up fine while he had it.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for any advice.
>>>

>
>
>
> Thanks dc, for the quick response. Any idea what sort of
> time frame I've got before it won't start at all?
>
>
> eejit
>


No idea how long but at least you have been warned. If you wait
too long you are risking a total no start situation. I read an
earlier post from someone that it took him 4 hours & 20 bucks
american to do this on his '99 corolla so at least you have an
idea how long\much it would take doing it yourself. I would get
it done as soon as possible, now that you know what you are
dealing with. Good luck
dc
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 01:51:59 -0600, doncee
<[email protected]> wrote:

>eejit <[email protected]> wrote in
>news:[email protected]:
>
>> On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 01:25:58 -0600, doncee
>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>Starter contacts are shot. You must remove the starter &
>>>have them replaced. The parts ( copper contacts ) are very
>>>cheap but labor to remove starter & replace the contacts of
>>>course might add up, unless you are able to remove it
>>>yourself. You can google a search on this subject yourself
>>>but a very common problem in these vehicles. Just did it on
>>>my '92 last year. Good luck.
>>>dc
>>>
>>>
>>>> I've got a 1993 Tercel, about 120 kms. It's been a great
>>>> little car, but over that last few months it's developed
>>>> a problem. Sometimes when I turn the key to start it, the
>>>> engine doesn't turn over, I just hear a click. The
>>>> dashboard lights and radio come on as normal. Usually the
>>>> second time I turn the key it starts right up.
>>>>
>>>> This generally only happens when the car has been sitting
>>>> over night. During the day driving around it starts up
>>>> every time. It seems to have been happening more now that
>>>> the weather has gotten colder.
>>>>
>>>> I dropped it off for my mechanic to look at, but of
>>>> course it started up fine while he had it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any advice.
>>>>

>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks dc, for the quick response. Any idea what sort of
>> time frame I've got before it won't start at all?
>>
>>
>> eejit
>>

>
>No idea how long but at least you have been warned. If you wait
>too long you are risking a total no start situation. I read an
>earlier post from someone that it took him 4 hours & 20 bucks
>american to do this on his '99 corolla so at least you have an
>idea how long\much it would take doing it yourself. I would get
>it done as soon as possible, now that you know what you are
>dealing with. Good luck
>dc



thanks again dc
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 07:32:45 GMT, eejit <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 01:25:58 -0600, doncee
><[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>Starter contacts are shot. You must remove the starter & have
>>them replaced. The parts ( copper contacts ) are very cheap but
>>labor to remove starter & replace the contacts of course might
>>add up, unless you are able to remove it yourself. You can
>>google a search on this subject yourself but a very common
>>problem in these vehicles. Just did it on my '92 last year. Good
>>luck.
>>dc
>>
>>
>>> I've got a 1993 Tercel, about 120 kms. It's been a great
>>> little car, but over that last few months it's developed a
>>> problem. Sometimes when I turn the key to start it, the
>>> engine doesn't turn over, I just hear a click. The
>>> dashboard lights and radio come on as normal. Usually the
>>> second time I turn the key it starts right up.
>>>
>>> This generally only happens when the car has been sitting
>>> over night. During the day driving around it starts up
>>> every time. It seems to have been happening more now that
>>> the weather has gotten colder.
>>>
>>> I dropped it off for my mechanic to look at, but of course
>>> it started up fine while he had it.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for any advice.
>>>

>
>
>
>Thanks dc, for the quick response. Any idea what sort of time frame
>I've got before it won't start at all?


You never know!...I'd get if fixed ASAP.

My '92 Corolla wagon had the same problem.

One thing that is for sure...it will NOT get better...LOL


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Scott in Florida
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 07:32:45 +0000, eejit wrote:

> On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 01:25:58 -0600, doncee
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>Starter contacts are shot. You must remove the starter & have
>>them replaced. The parts ( copper contacts ) are very cheap but
>>labor to remove starter & replace the contacts of course might
>>add up, unless you are able to remove it yourself. You can
>>google a search on this subject yourself but a very common
>>problem in these vehicles. Just did it on my '92 last year. Good
>>luck.
>>dc
>>
>>
>>> I've got a 1993 Tercel, about 120 kms. It's been a great
>>> little car, but over that last few months it's developed a
>>> problem. Sometimes when I turn the key to start it, the
>>> engine doesn't turn over, I just hear a click. The
>>> dashboard lights and radio come on as normal. Usually the
>>> second time I turn the key it starts right up.
>>>
>>> This generally only happens when the car has been sitting
>>> over night. During the day driving around it starts up
>>> every time. It seems to have been happening more now that
>>> the weather has gotten colder.
>>>
>>> I dropped it off for my mechanic to look at, but of course
>>> it started up fine while he had it.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for any advice.
>>>

>
>
>
> Thanks dc, for the quick response. Any idea what sort of time frame
> I've got before it won't start at all?
>
>
> eejit


Any day now!

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Have your Virtual Pet spayed/neutered!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 07:32:45 +0000, eejit wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 01:25:58 -0600, doncee
>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>Starter contacts are shot. You must remove the starter & have
>>>them replaced. The parts ( copper contacts ) are very cheap but
>>>labor to remove starter & replace the contacts of course might
>>>add up, unless you are able to remove it yourself. You can
>>>google a search on this subject yourself but a very common
>>>problem in these vehicles. Just did it on my '92 last year. Good
>>>luck.
>>>dc
>>>
>>>
>>>> I've got a 1993 Tercel, about 120 kms. It's been a great
>>>> little car, but over that last few months it's developed a
>>>> problem. Sometimes when I turn the key to start it, the
>>>> engine doesn't turn over, I just hear a click. The
>>>> dashboard lights and radio come on as normal. Usually the
>>>> second time I turn the key it starts right up.
>>>>
>>>> This generally only happens when the car has been sitting
>>>> over night. During the day driving around it starts up
>>>> every time. It seems to have been happening more now that
>>>> the weather has gotten colder.
>>>>
>>>> I dropped it off for my mechanic to look at, but of course
>>>> it started up fine while he had it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any advice.
>>>>

>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks dc, for the quick response. Any idea what sort of time frame
>> I've got before it won't start at all?
>>
>>
>> eejit

>
>Any day now!


And especially if you've stopped on a dark back road because you
just GOTTA take a leak even though it's pissing down rain, and by
habit you switched the ignition off
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-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
On Tue, 06 Dec 2005 17:31:56 +0000, Gord Beaman wrote:

> Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 07:32:45 +0000, eejit wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 01:25:58 -0600, doncee
>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>Starter contacts are shot. You must remove the starter & have
>>>>them replaced. The parts ( copper contacts ) are very cheap but
>>>>labor to remove starter & replace the contacts of course might
>>>>add up, unless you are able to remove it yourself. You can
>>>>google a search on this subject yourself but a very common
>>>>problem in these vehicles. Just did it on my '92 last year. Good
>>>>luck.
>>>>dc
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I've got a 1993 Tercel, about 120 kms. It's been a great
>>>>> little car, but over that last few months it's developed a
>>>>> problem. Sometimes when I turn the key to start it, the
>>>>> engine doesn't turn over, I just hear a click. The
>>>>> dashboard lights and radio come on as normal. Usually the
>>>>> second time I turn the key it starts right up.
>>>>>
>>>>> This generally only happens when the car has been sitting
>>>>> over night. During the day driving around it starts up
>>>>> every time. It seems to have been happening more now that
>>>>> the weather has gotten colder.
>>>>>
>>>>> I dropped it off for my mechanic to look at, but of course
>>>>> it started up fine while he had it.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for any advice.
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks dc, for the quick response. Any idea what sort of time frame
>>> I've got before it won't start at all?
>>>
>>>
>>> eejit

>>
>>Any day now!

>
> And especially if you've stopped on a dark back road because you
> just GOTTA take a leak even though it's pissing down rain, and by
> habit you switched the ignition off


Ever tell you about the time under just such conditions I pissed on an
Electric fence?

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Tue, 06 Dec 2005 17:31:56 +0000, Gord Beaman wrote:
>
>> Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote:
>>

snip
>>>Any day now!

>>
>> And especially if you've stopped on a dark back road because you
>> just GOTTA take a leak even though it's pissing down rain, and by
>> habit you switched the ignition off

>
>Ever tell you about the time under just such conditions I pissed on an
>Electric fence?


Bet you learned a whole string of new swear words, eh?

Anyway, beats pissing on a rattler I'd think :)

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-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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