I have a '97 4-Runner 5 spd manual trans with 4 cyl engine. A lot of miles but well maintained/babied! Now, it doesn't want to start on a regular basis, occasionally it will start. I took it to the mechanic, and it started then. He said possibly a switch associated with the clutch or starter. It makes a couple of clicks, then nothing. Have a new battery.

Susan Allred

Asked by May 19, 2013 at 08:18 PM about the 1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr STD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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..wow, same answer again...the black cable as it comes off the battery attaches to the chassis/frame...this point must be wirebrushed clean and the lug and bolt...and the 1/0 cable going to the block as well~ battery should be less than five years old or should be replaced~

Susan Allred

My battery is only about 6 mos. old, Thanks for your answer, I'm going out to do it now!

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Susan Allred

I did all that, still ended up needing a starter! As long as it solved the problem! Thanks!

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