By: Adam Fertig. February, 2003.
A few months ago I began having starter problems with my 1988 Toyota 4Runner and occasionally I would only hear a "click" coming from the engine bay when the ignition key was turned. Usually it would do this once or twice and then start. The problem began to get worse, sometimes taking 15-20 clicks before it would start, but it always started. One day it would not start at all, and I was fairly confident the problem was with the starter contacts. A "starter repair kit" from the dealer provided the replacement parts needed. So now all that was left to do is pull the starter and replace the worn out starter contacts."
Tools needed for repair:Ratchet 12mm, 14mm, 17mm, and 8mm sockets. Flat head and Phillips head screwdrivers. Long ratchet extension. The one that's about a foot and a half long. The process:
Before getting started, for safety reasons you should disconnect the positive battery terminal.