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Aug 28, 2005, 9:47 AM

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The vehicle is a 96 Toyota 4-runner v6. When i try to start the car i hear a loud click from the starter. I replaced the starter and it still does it. I tried to tap it with a hammer while starting it to see if it might be stuck or something; still doesnt work. Checked the wires and there is good current between both ends. Removed and inspected the starter relay; its good. Any other ideas out there on this conundrum? Much appreciated.

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Aug 29, 2005, 12:21 PM

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A 1996 vehicle should be on its third battery! Will it work from a jump start? If so - trash an old battery - they are old in my opinion at three years old! Good luck,

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Aug 29, 2005, 3:37 PM

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Yeah, the battery is only a year old. I figured out was wrong. The wires were corroded right behind the clamp, and would show a 12 volt current but when I tried to turn it over, the voltage would drop, so i stripped back the wire, cut off the corrodness, reattached the clamp and works perfeclty. Stumped me for the longest time. All i needed was a good six pack to think it through.

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