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1999 Prado Starter motor problem


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Hi all.

I am a newbie to this forum and have a problem with the starter motor on colder mornings, it will not turn over every time I try to start the car, after warmup it works fine.

The engine is a 3400 v6 and has done 200,000 Km without a problem. I hope somebody can suggest a solution.



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The starter motor on my 2000 TDI prado is on the way out too. It will sometimes engage and start the engine

and sometimes it will spin.

Given im on 420K, I'm going to get a replacement off ebay and swap it out, although I hear thats

a bit of work which involves removing the front wheel and disconnecting the brake line

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Hi Kiwi-Red

I found the answer with my problem, it was the solenoid contacts. They are replaceable at low cost aprox $20.00, and easy to replace.

There are a number of different types depending on the model, but if you take the parts to an auto electrician they should be able to help.

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