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UFCELI
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UFCELI Jul 23, 3:36am - #229668 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Car slow to start...battery dying?

Yesterday I realized my car is kinda slow to start. It turns over but it takes longer than usual. You think I need a new battery? None of my warning lights are on though.

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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 23, 5:49am - #229669 
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I replaced mine just to make sure it was fresh. But I live in Canada, not Florida. They are cheap enough anyway. It could also be the electrodes in the starter. They are cheap & the dealer can put them in pretty easy.
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BReakinDrifTs Jul 23, 5:51am - #229670 
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Make sure plugs and wiring around distrubutor and alternator is good? rice
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stefanoc
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stefanoc Jul 23, 5:55am - #229671 

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check the water in the battery.
check the battery level.
if all good, starter might be the problem
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Virgilson
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Virgilson Jul 23, 7:36am - #229672 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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just get an Optima battery, i recently got mines and my starts were better than before.
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spaztikid
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spaztikid Jul 23, 7:41am - #229673 
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1974 Toyota Celica

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mine did the same thing starting today...

i hit 40000 miles yesterday frown and the car seamed to be depressed...

i know its the battery because i checked my alernator and i can obviously hear the starter...

50 bucks at autozone tomorrow... what a bitch
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oas
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oas Jul 23, 8:53am - #229674 
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BadSeed
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BadSeed Jul 23, 9:16am - #229675 
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i had the same exact problem and i just bought a new battery and now my car starts like a champ
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Jae
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Jae Jul 23, 9:22am - #229676 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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its your battery, you don't have any alternator problem or anything like. your car shouldn't have those problem until you went over 150k miles

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Anonymous Jul 23, 2:20pm - #229677 
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it could be the spark plugs...not sure though...but at least get an optima as virgilson said thumbsup
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drkramm
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drkramm Jul 23, 2:43pm - #229678 
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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
Make sure plugs and wiring around distrubutor and alternator is good? rice


we don't have distrubutors

hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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Haulin_A_Doo
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 23, 3:47pm - #229679 
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Originally Posted by drkramm
Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
Make sure plugs and wiring around distrubutor and alternator is good? rice


we don't have distrubutors


Good eye! thumbsup

No plug wires or distributor. grin
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csheriff Jul 23, 5:09pm - #229680 
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while we're on the subject, what is the model of optima red top that will fit in our car?

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Anonymous Jul 23, 6:01pm - #229681 
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Yea optimas are great. I left my dome light on for a good week once when i was out of town still started right up.
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