If anybody needs more help post and I'll answer. Rubber wheel well covers 2 4. . Also disconnect the copper positive electrical connection bolt so that you can remove the starter from the electrical system. This is important because you don't want your new starter to be rattling in your engine.
Remove lower starter bolt 7. The starter is located on the passenger side under the exhaust manifold. Then remove the three 14mm nuts and two 14mm bolts for the catalytic converter removal. You will want a lift for this job. Upon reconnection, the computer may need to go through a relearning process.
Then jack the passenger side of the motor up an inch. Could be a dead starter. I have 90 days to return the starter, but we have some weather coming which caused this to show up coming later this week. And now we can see the starter. The starter is located on the passenger side under the exhaust manifold. You're getting thwarted at every avenue, dude. Upper bolt is difficult, but you can reach it through the wheel well with a 14 mm wrench.
Though I have heard also that the Toyota starter is not that great, but I'm a n00b so I can't say right or wrong. Changing the starter yourself will not only help you to save some of your hard earned cash, but also help you to become more familiar with the inner workings of your Toyota Tundra. Lucky for me I have a friend that is a mechanic and we were able to use his shop and tools. Now follow the driver's side fuel rail to the fuel intake line at the end. It might also be the ignition switch itself.
I do have to say though, I was bummed that the Tundra didn't come with remote start. Difficulty: Moderately Challenging Instructions Take your malfunctioning starter to the parts store with you. Continue to the finishing details by reconnecting the intake manifold and double-checking to make sure that all bolts and nuts are back in place as they were before you started. Now remove the starter and then reverse the order to install the new one. Starters, like other vehicle parts, suffer from wear and tear over time and extended usage.
It's important to keep the fuel lines plugged so that dirt or air doesn't get into the lines. You will then want to raise the vehicle and remove the passenger side front wheel. But it's still doable, and you can save a lot of money on the repair bills by working on it yourself. It's a great intro mod to tearing your trim apart for future upgrades. Thanks for the detailed reply. The other two bolts are on the sides.
Your owner's manual may list specifications or the auto parts technician will help you determine them. Reinstall everything and be on your way. Disconnect the return fuel line. When they wear out, they flatten, reducung the contact area. Label the vacuum hoses before disconnecting them. You need to replace the starter solenoid contacts, or the starter itself. To install the new starter, you'll have to carefully reverse the previous steps.
Don't forget the air injection connection on the left side of the manifold, 2, 10mm nuts. The steam was the moisture boiling off due to the high resistance, high current, high resulting temp in the cable. I haven't had the code show up again, but I'll get a delay sometimes, where I turn the key, and it takes a second or two before the starter cranks, or I'll get nothing at all, and I have to pull the key, and try, and try, until it fires. On this one, the anti-theft feature is that if you put your foot on the brake to take it out of park before you insert the key, it kills the engine. Step 8 — Install new starter You probably have a lot of dirt and debris in the cavity where the starter sits. Installation is reversing the steps, I put the dipstick tube in very last. Pull the plastic hinged plate from the wiring connection and remove the 12mm bolt 9.