Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content

Maybe starter issue ?

Recommended Posts

First, I can not believe I have to tear the entire intake structure of the engine apart just to replace a starter.  Maybe Chevy's aren't as bad as I thought.  That being said, every 8th or 9th time I try to start my 1992 LS400 It just clicks.  But try 2 or 3 more times and it starts right up.  Replaced battery, that's not the issue.  Could it be a bad spot on the starter?  Or maybe the ignition switch?  Any thoughts would be appreciated, as have no intention of going after the starter without being 100% certain it is the problem. Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks.  It does go 'click' when it doesn't start.  Going to try picking up the starter relay directly next time it happens.  That will at least eliminate the ignition switch.  Will also check the cable where it bolts to the starter.  As I recall now, that has come loose before.  Thanks again.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not sure about that starter, but the Denso starter in other Lexus models have a rotating contact in the relay mounted on starter.  They get burned.  when it starts sometime, and not other times the contact is moving to a better spot.  This relay (which is mounted on the starter) can be repaired with a Denso starter relay contact kit.  The only issue on your car is that it is buried under the intake on back of engine.  The kit cost less than $20.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...