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Troubleshooting a Truck That Won't Start

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There can be variety of reasons for a pick-up truck not starting. It is important to get your truck up and running again as soon as possible. This is a page about troubleshooting a truck that won't start.


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By 0 found this helpful
December 7, 2009

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.

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


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 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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December 27, 2017

The readings of the dashboard of my 2009 Yukon Denali said 100 then started to countdown to zero and then my truck shut down. And now I can't even get it started and I can't seem to have anybody help me to understand why.


January 4, 20180 found this helpful

Which readings?? How many miles does it have?

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January 8, 20140 found this helpful

My truck started running hot. Then the valve started ticking and after that the truck will crank then go dead.

By Joseph

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