: taco wont start


97colotaco
12-03-2007, 01:39 PM
97 taco will not start. When I turn the key nothin happens. I did have the starter checked out at autozone and and I have volts at the ignition switch and at the starter. Now for some background; the previous owner hit the back of a superduty! The drivers side air bag blew but the passengers did not.I am in the process of putting the truck back together and I need it running for the frame shop. Is there any chance that the air bag deploy has any thing to do with my prob also, I have unplugged the air bag from the steering wheel.Any help would really help me and the truck ( wife is tired of seeing the truck gathering dust).

spindleshanks
12-03-2007, 03:16 PM
I know it sounds ridiculous, but have you tapped on the starter with a real heavy ratchet or a hammer? give it a try. Sometimes shadetree is the only way.
Has the truck started at all since the wreck?

RedRunnertc
12-03-2007, 09:57 PM
Note - he said TAPPED not "beat"! It doesn't take much!

97colotaco
12-03-2007, 10:00 PM
The truck has not been started since it sat in storage @ feb 2006. I bought it in aug 2006.

97colotaco
12-03-2007, 10:01 PM
"calibrated tap" got it.

tacotoy
12-03-2007, 10:10 PM
if it has sat for that long you might want to change all the fluids in it before you start it..... it could be bad otherwise if you do. IMHO

dr350jja
12-03-2007, 11:28 PM
"calibrated tap" got it.

have someone turn the ignition key to start position, as you tap on the starter. sometimes a starter will develop a "bad spot" in it. :2cents: