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IcE_Z Mar 21, 11:59pm - #131067 
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Car wont start...HELP PLZ!

was installing a head unit and amp, got the amp in...find out we cant put in the head unit because the place didnt give the right wiring harness...well...we get the amp and everything ready and i attempt to go home afterwards...well...my car wont start...we have all the wiring hooked up right, but still wont start...please help
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Speed4TheNeed Mar 22, 12:04am - #131068 

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did you disconnect your battery?

maybe your battery is dead.

when you turn the key, do you get ANYTHING (if not--it's your battery).

if it just churns & churns--then its your starter.

my guess is the battery, make sure you're connected right and maybe get a jump (if you drive a manual you can push-start it).

one thing i hate about celicas: no stock voltmeter. it'd be a hella lot easier to tell if it's your battery or not.
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IcE_Z Mar 22, 12:23am - #131069 
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tried jumping it...and no nothing happens still...all of my gauges come up and so does the stereo...but after trying to jump it, still nothing happens...
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eric_h Mar 22, 1:20am - #131070 

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Originally Posted by IcE_Z
tried jumping it...and no nothing happens still...all of my gauges come up and so does the stereo...but after trying to jump it, still nothing happens...


my guess is starter

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IcE_Z Mar 22, 1:29am - #131071 
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after push starting it, it finally turned over...took 3 times to get it but finally got it started...gonna go buy a battery and start from there...thanx for the help
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xmangt1 Mar 22, 1:52am - #131072 

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IcE_Z Mar 22, 2:59am - #131073 
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put a new battery in and still same as before. nothing. so im gonna see if there is some type of anti-theft thing or starter problem...wish it wasnt a sunday tho or my car would be at Toyota right now...
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Krocdawg Mar 22, 3:19am - #131074 

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that sucks.. sorry to hear man.. what part of OK are you in? I'm moving out there in two weeks
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se7enmodgt20 Mar 22, 4:09am - #131075 
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damn...hope you fix it.
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IcE_Z Mar 22, 5:18am - #131076 
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im just outside of Oklahoma City...im gonna call up Toyota and see if they can figure it out from what it sounds like to them by phone...since its not gonna move for awhile
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spaztikid Mar 22, 5:19am - #131077 
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can you hear the starter or is it just not turning over? ... check the fuses in the engine bay.
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xmangt1 Mar 22, 7:19am - #131078 

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Did you connect the amp directly to the battery?
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IcE_Z Mar 22, 4:11pm - #131079 
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Originally Posted by xmangt1
Did you connect the amp directly to the battery?


nope...its just hanging out of the firewall so whenever i can get the stereo in...i just have to take it to the battery and go in from there...i bought my car used and it or i think it might be the factory alarm on it...do they have kill switches on them??? even when just changing out a radio???
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IcE_Z Mar 22, 4:13pm - #131080 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
can you hear the starter or is it just not turning over?


my car is not doing sh!t...getting agitated but i have learned that this is what is going to happen each time i try to do something to my car...you are going to get pissed off
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DiabloGTS Mar 22, 6:00pm - #131081 

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Originally Posted by IcE_Z
Originally Posted by spaztikid
can you hear the starter or is it just not turning over?


my car is not doing sh!t...getting agitated but i have learned that this is what is going to happen each time i try to do something to my car...you are going to get pissed off


Hate to sound like an ass, but is the carpet pushed up under the clutch?

If the clutch doesn't make contact with the button, the engine won't start, and it will appear as thought the starter is dead.

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spaztikid Mar 22, 6:03pm - #131082 
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Originally Posted by IcE_Z
Originally Posted by spaztikid
can you hear the starter or is it just not turning over?


my car is not doing sh!t...getting agitated but i have learned that this is what is going to happen each time i try to do something to my car...you are going to get pissed off


did you check the fuses... i bet you blew one, and if not, then check all the connections to the starter before you go buy a new one.
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IcE_Z Mar 22, 6:08pm - #131083 
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

Hate to sound like an ass, but is the carpet pushed up under the clutch?

If the clutch doesn't make contact with the button, the engine won't start, and it will appear as thought the starter is dead.


got it started...no it wasnt the carpet...it was the amp wire...i didnt help w/ the wiring of the amp...just the stereo...i told him to make it not visible...and i went out there this morning...looked under, saw a white button...pressed it..turned key...starts...look over and that green button...tried to push the clutch all the way in...didnt meet...voila...oh well...thanks for the help everyone...learned something new...i didnt even know there was such a thing back there...post up my next mindless problem here in about a month or so
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Evan Mar 22, 6:12pm - #131084 

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Originally Posted by IcE_Z
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

Hate to sound like an ass, but is the carpet pushed up under the clutch?

If the clutch doesn't make contact with the button, the engine won't start, and it will appear as thought the starter is dead.


got it started...no it wasnt the carpet...it was the amp wire...i didnt help w/ the wiring of the amp...just the stereo...i told him to make it not visible...and i went out there this morning...looked under, saw a white button...pressed it..turned key...starts...look over and that green button...tried to push the clutch all the way in...didnt meet...voila...oh well...thanks for the help everyone...learned something new...i didnt even know there was such a thing back there...post up my next mindless problem here in about a month or so


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