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2005 Sequoia starter not disengaging when key is released . . .

Discussion in 'Tundra / Sequoia' started by Gene Wolfe, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Gene Wolfe

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    I have a 2005 Sequoia where the starter will not disengage from cranking after you release the key. I just put a replacement engine in after the previous one broke a timing belt. After the timing belt broke I noted the same problem when I cranked it then, so same synptoms, two different motors.

    When the engine starts there is a loud noise coming from the engine, and I get some white-ish burnig smelling smoke from the back of the engine. Could the running engine be pulling the running engine along?

    What could it be? Igniton switch? Some started solenoid?
     
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    Starter failed .
     
  3. 2001LC

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    Did you swap starters or use what came with replacement engine?
     
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    Gene,
    Shamefully I destroyed my own engine a month after a successful timing belt swap (07 Seq). While talking to a tech at Toyota I was told that the Tundra engine will not directly swap over because of differences in fuel mapping in the computer. He also told me the harnesses are different. I picked up my donor engine today (06 Tundra)and am at a standstill trying to decide who to believe. If what he says is true you may have a harness issue. Any info you can share would be very helpful. Thanks
     
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    I've just swap an 06 GX470 engine into 2007 Unicore. Broke it down to the long block, which all 2UZ-fe VVti are the same. Pre VVT engine, the 2UZ-fe (pre May 05) have just enough difference they don't swap into a Vehicle equipped with 2UZ-fe VVti. So VVT or not is key.

    Check out 2007 Unicorn's index at the end of first post. Read through engine in; previous "projects and much more", engine. You'll then see why I limited my search to Japanese made 2UZ-fe VVti engine.
     
  6. Gene Wolfe

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    I just finished a 1000mi road trip with the swapped engine . . . 2005 Tundra to a 2005 Sequoia. I looked very carefullly at all components on the engine before installing. I did have to use the original wiring harness . . . wanna a buy a used wirehing harness from a 2005 Tundar. ;)

    The engine ran like a dream over all Colorado mtn passes, and on the Wyoming highways at 80+ MPH.

    -- Gene.
     
  7. Gene Wolfe

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    The orig Seq engine and the replacement Tundra engine. Had to drop the front end way down to get the engine to clear. You can see the Tundra donor.

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    Did you just reuse the old drive (flex) plate bolts?