When This Happens, Don’t Start Your Car

When This Happens, Don’t Start Your Car

rev up your engines today I’m gonna show
you how to fix two common problems on this Toyota pickup truck now this was towed over to my house for one main reason the starter won’t stop starting
they had to take the battery cable off see what happens when we put it back on
it won’t stop cranking now she tried starting the truck and when she did the
truck started but the starter wouldn’t stop cranky 99% of the time that’s just
the starter shorting out internally it just keeps sending power and it keeps
spinning so in this case we’re just going to change the starter now the
first thing you do is disconnect the battery cable so you don’t short
anything out but it’s already disconnected so for crawl under the
counter unbolt it as you can see here this is threaded so the bolts are gonna
be on the inside and ball towards the back well go on there and there’s the
starter we’ll just take the bolts off and then on both the sides to pull it
off we take the two bolts are holding it in it’s all got an extension on this one
it’s hard to get to he’s not a little working run out there but way inside up
in here you can see that bolt head right up in the top so I have to remove the
two bolts on the line we just slap one of these starters then bolt it on it’s a
lot easier putting them in than it is taking enough especially when they’re 24
years old then we put the battery cable back on close the hood and see what
happens and that sucks off your vehicle starter keep spinning I won’t turn off
now you know how to fix it yourself yeah you might get a little dirty and
sweaty got think of the money you’re saving, so if you never want to miss
another one of my new car repair videos remember to ring that Bell

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  2. Literally encountered this today on a 2017 Toyota Corolla. The customer even drove it all the way to our shop with the starter engaged on. It did stop when I tapped the starter. Warranty approved the replacement unit.

  3. Just recently changed the starter on my 2003 Santa Fe….I couldn't believe how simple it was to do. It also makes me a bit proud to accomplish something like that. Thanks Scotty!

  4. Scotty, I have a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T and it doesn't wanna start when I fuel it up. It start Everytime except when I fuel it, was happening. I leave it on when I fuel so it doesn't turn off

  5. OK, so there's this grinding noise my 2010 Corolla has been making upon start up that is very brief but sounds awful. I went online and the consensus is it's the cam timing actuator having to get oiled up on start up and the cam gear is grinding. That was a legit thing that happened on the Ford this car replaced, so I just assumed the same with this.

    But one day I did something I haven't done in decades, I accidentally turned the key to start while the engine was running, and the grinding noise was the EXACT sound I hear once in a while.

    I'm now convinced the starter is hanging up for a second.

    Reason I say this is this is so common with these Toyotas that Toyota actually put out a TSB and replaced the cam gear, which never rectified the "problem" for people. I'm thinking even Toyota was wrong on this one and looked in the wrong direction. They should have looked into these starters to see if there's a flaw in the design.

  6. You make everything look so easy Scotty, that's because you know what you are doing and have the proper tools. I just wish I could find an honest mechanic like you in my area. I always feel like I'm being ripped off being an old single lady. Thank God I have a 18 year-old Camry that only has 64K on it and I am the original owner. Only thing I've ever done is oil changes and replacing some old hoses and tires, except changing the timing belt when it was around 60K. I've always had Toyotas and they have all been great cars.

  7. This is exactly what happened to my Toyota solaras oringal starter when it hit 288k miles I put I new one in 7K miles later it's still going strong

  8. Scotty on a Toyota with a hard to get to bolt: "Work a little bit and there it comes."

    Scotty on any other car with a hard to get to bolt: "This thing is an endless money pit and should be junked!"

  9. Same thing happened to my 95 Tacoma. I had to carry a long metal rod so I could hit the side of the starter when it happened. I took the starter switch apart and found the contacts would weld themselves together. I was able to find just a switch assembly, avoiding replacing the whole starter.

  10. I'd just replace the solenoid or better yet take the solenoid apart and smooth the burnt contacts out that are causing it to stick. Of course that would be if it was my car, the labor would probably cost as much as putting a new starter in the customers car.

  11. Don't you mean the solenoid is jammed? Not shorting, smack it on side of solenoid with something hard, without hitting the bakelite & terminals. Love the planetary geared starter motors, they work great.

  12. Oh God. That's my (new, old) engine. Should have changed the fuel filter while you were in there. It's under the intake manifold, and the "easiest" way to get to it is to remove the starter. It's a nightmare, and it was purposeful. The V6 has the filter under the driver's door in the same vehicle.

  13. Thanks for the Video…..That happened to my Wife's old car….No tools, it killed the Battery and the Starter burned up. It was a relay that got stuck. Expensive in the end.

  14. Every time I lift the hood on my car I think of the money I'm saving!! Changed the oil in both cars today. Full synthetic purchased at discount stores, nearly free filters, paid $25 per car. Would have cost $88 without a deal on the oil change.

  15. Thanks to Scotty and others on YouTube, I’ve begun doing more vehicle maintenance myself. Just finished replacing brake pads and brake fluid on my truck. I also have one of those endless money pit cars and the maintenance system is saying it needs brake fluid service. Well guess who knows how to do that job now?

  16. Good thing I watched this. Never knew that could happen. I would have assumed the vehicle was possessed and called a priest not a mechanic.

  17. Way easier putting them in then taking them out. Especially when there 24 years old. Lol none that sound right.

  18. Ha, I wonder if my old (2000) GMC Jimmy had a version of this starter problem; every time I re-connected the battery cable the starter cranked about 4-5 times. Never bothered fixing it, it was just part of the truck’s “personality” to me 😂

  19. While i was working on my model TT, we pressed the starter button and it started cranking. And would not stop. We looked for the issue and figured out that one of the button cables fell out of its plug and bridged woth the other one, sending power to the starter.

  20. Hey Scotty! Can you make a video on how to clean everything under the hood without damaging it? Like the engine, battery and what not.

  21. that was a really common problem 30 years ago, dammit i am old. and watch out, the battery cables might not look like it but they can be blazing hot and even melt the lead on the battery where the cables connect onto.

  22. A friend of mine has an 04 Jeep Grand Cherokee that cranks slow but starts, could that be the starter wearing out or the alternator

  23. Sticky solenoid, grep a hammer and gently slap on it some times and will go back to order for some more years , if been dismantled and serviced will run to eternity 😃😃😃

  24. I guess this video should be rated XXX….LOL . But, who wants to pull it out of a 24 Yr. old when they are so tight?

  25. Scotty replaces the starter, closes the hood goes inside the cab to start the truck and guess what, the hood is still up. LOL

  26. In the Philippines, we just replace the starter solenoid , not the entire starter assembly. The motor itself is working, but the solenoid is stuck open.

  27. That's a older toyota T100 really good truck I liked them very much. Toyota's today are to big why can't they just offer a smaller truck like they once did

  28. It's almost like Toyota make there cars so reliable that you don't have work on it but when you do it soo complicated that you just buy another car instead

  29. Hey my 88 f250 did that i replaced my starting silonyds at least 8 times i ended up getting a fordmocompany one but before that i found out my starter silonyd was getting stuck because of some wires grounding out that over time the rubber worr away i fixed that by replacing the wiers and after the ladt factory correct silonyd it solved my problem i know every situation is different but i figuers id tell ya what caused my startter to get stuck have you ever ran into that problem before with my case of being wires grounding out

  30. I notice that you blur out the license plates now even though you said before that you used to never do that and you could never understand why people did that

  31. I remember the first time I changed the starter on my old truck, it still didn't start and now I see why. I DIDN'T CLOSED THE HOOD, then started it, but no, stupid me had to change the cables and terminals. Thanks scotty 🤘😎

  32. hi Scotty, I have oil in my spark plugs. Is this safe to drive ? how is it getting in there? quote from my mechanic it is going to cost over $1000 to fix. Is he playin me cause Im a woman? Thanks

  33. Scotty You're awesome….so glad I ran across your videos. I already helped my son with his overheating radiator by replacing the easiest think like you said, the radiator cap…..Success!!!!

  34. Wut? Didn’t have to remove two other pieces and have a special tool to get to a hidden bolt? That was too easy.

  35. Don't we love starters that are under an exhaust manifold? Of course the exhaust manifold studs twist off even after using penetrants and heat on them. Or, in aluminum heads, the threads come out with the stud.
    Always put the heat shield back on or you'll be sorry. The bean counters wouldn't have left the heat shield on unless the engineers convinced them that warranty claims for burned-up starters would cost more than the heat shields.

  36. Hi Scotty I need your help. I am considering being a delivery driver with my used 2007 Toyota Camry XLE (v6) with 177,000 miles. is it worth it?? Thank you!

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