The original car starter or starter motor in your Toyota or Scion gets named everything from self-starter to cranking motor. Whether they're remanufactured or new, what factory car starters do is as the name suggests. No more than a small car battery-powered motor with a starter relay to deliver power, they start your engine under its own power via rotation or cranking. A remote car starter can do this with the touch of a smart key's button. When a starter fails, it's usually because of loose or dirty wire connections, battery deterioration, or damaged or degraded starter parts. However, there are many signs of a bad starter. They include problems starting, a lit dash with no engine power, no engine rev even with a jump-start, smoke, or a starter covered with oil. You also might be able to start your car in some drive modes or gears, but not others. That can mean a bad neutral safety switch. The best replacement for a failed starter is a genuine starter, direct from the OEM. Toyota & Scion starters are built by make and model for guaranteed compatibility. Our online auto parts store has plenty in stock. Avoid the hassle of figuring out what you need -- browse our selection, order today, and save money and time!