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Problems Starting 2000 Tundra

We have a 2000 Toyota Tundra that is acting weird. This morning a clicking was coming from the engine and when we lifted the hood the starter was trying to engage. When you open the door it stops. The battery was run down; we charged it and it started. As my husband backed out of the drive it died. When he put it in neutral it started on its own.

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The local mechanic is checking it, but said if they can't figure it out and we may have to go to Toyota (gasp!). Anyone have a clue as to what is going on?

By Linda from Ashdown, AR

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December 7, 20090 found this helpful

I'm not sure but before you go to Toyota go around to a local Auto Zone and ask the guys that work there. I have a friend that works at one and he heres about all kinds of things happening with cars and how they get resolutions.

There is also a automotive solutions website that I used to solve a problem years ago but I don't recall what it was called. You can go to ASK.com and find a couple places to ask for help. Try a search for "+Toyota +Tundra repair advise".

Highlight your post above and hit CTRL C to copy the post and that way when you get to the other websites you can just hit CTRL V to post the whole thing. Saves on typing over and over and over again.

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December 8, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks for the feedback. Will keep this in mind. It was the computer (duh) and costs about $500 to fix! But we have had the truck for 9 years and this is the first expense! So we are praising the Lord it wasn't worse!

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January 17, 20100 found this helpful

Some times they don't usually work so use the key instead.

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