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browneyedchikk
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browneyedchikk Sep 13, 6:33pm - #273940 

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my Celica isn't starting...

hey peeps long time since i've been here! oye, i have a problem. this morning my car wouldn't start. when i turned the key all the lights and stuff started flashing and it made this weird noise as if struggling to start up. it's a 2000 gt with like 30000 miles on it. nothing like this ever happened and i drive it nicely. do you guys think it's just the battery needs replacing? because my mom and dad both have toyotas from like '99 and '00 with more miles and theres is fine...help please i'm stuck in my house!! did anyone else have a battery replacement after like 4 years?
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CID498 Sep 13, 6:34pm - #273941 

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Battery is a good place to start (no pun intended)

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trog2233 Sep 13, 6:35pm - #273942 

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battery or alternator thumbsup
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vietnamese2004 Sep 13, 7:09pm - #273943 

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dealer fixed it under warrenty,
"corroded batterty terminals"
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Virgilson Sep 13, 8:39pm - #273945 

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if your getting a new battery get a Optima Yellow top one... thumbsup
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browneyedchikk Sep 13, 11:27pm - #273946 

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i don't think it's my battery guys...it's not making that click click sound you know when the battery is dead. all my lights are working bright. any other suggestions on what it could be? i have a 30000 mile service tomorrow morning at toyota so i want to be at least able to drive it to them so they can fix it. any help would be great!!
thanx!

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Steven Sep 13, 11:32pm - #273947 
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Do you have an aftermarket alarm with a kill switch?
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Steven Sep 13, 11:33pm - #273948 
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i've been told batteries go bad after about 3 years, regardless if the car was driven or not.

Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
did anyone else have a battery replacement after like 4 years?
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slidr Sep 13, 11:34pm - #273949 

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Originally Posted by Steven
i've been told batteries go bad after about 3 years, regardless if the car was driven or not.

Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
did anyone else have a battery replacement after like 4 years?
shefy
Usually 3-5 years, depending on the quality of the battery.

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browneyedchikk Sep 13, 11:39pm - #273950 

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i do have an aftermarket alarm...i am not sure about the kill switch. i heard that batteries go bad around that time too, but it's weird that it should just die in an instant. plus the car is in real good condition all around. the car is trying to start, you can hear it, but it's just not starting. do you think i'm out of gasoline? it shows i have 2 bars left...

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Steven Sep 13, 11:39pm - #273951 
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My stock battery only lasted 3 years so I guess you would call the stock battery poor quality. My car was produced late 2000. I replaced it last year.
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slidr Sep 13, 11:42pm - #273952 

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Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
i do have an aftermarket alarm...i am not sure about the kill switch. i heard that batteries go bad around that time too, but it's weird that it should just die in an instant. plus the car is in real good condition all around. the car is trying to start, you can hear it, but it's just not starting. do you think i'm out of gasoline? it shows i have 2 bars left...
No, it's your battery. They do go bad without warning, it's not like any other part on the car that will degrade over time and give you a fair warning.

Just replace the battery.

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browneyedchikk Sep 13, 11:45pm - #273953 

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are you sure it's my battery? i'll try jumpstarting it and see if it is the battery, but i gota wait 'til my friend gets here at 6. my windows,wipers,lights, sound system is all working fine so there is enough juice for that... this is so frustrating!

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DJ_Curtiz Sep 14, 1:17am - #273954 
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those can all work with a minimal amount of battery power but as soon as you turn the key its ups the load on the battery by almost 200% so yeah, 99.9% sure its your battery thumbsup

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Zero Sep 14, 1:22am - #273955 

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give us an update.

when you try to start your car, put your foot on the gas pedal and turn the key. rev it, see if it wakes up.

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genax Sep 14, 1:58am - #273956 
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Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
are you sure it's my battery? i'll try jumpstarting it and see if it is the battery, but i gota wait 'til my friend gets here at 6. my windows,wipers,lights, sound system is all working fine so there is enough juice for that... this is so frustrating!



thats what i would have suggested you do. if your car still doesn't start i dont know what to tell you. sounds like your car is trying to turn over so it isn't your starter. your car is brand new still so its not your plugs or line. i bet it has to do with your battery. if you cant get a jump borrow a battery from someone or yank a lawn mowers battery and try starting it up

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SquadOne Sep 14, 2:06am - #273957 
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battery for sure thumbsup

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genax Sep 14, 7:42pm - #273958 
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so what's the update?

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Steven Sep 14, 11:00pm - #273959 
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it might also be the coilpacks
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MICABLUE Sep 14, 11:23pm - #273960 

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If you have an aftermarket alarm that's usually the next thing you should check after battery. Sometimes they cause problems, and if you take it to the dealer they're gonna blame the alarm.
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SquadOne Sep 15, 12:35am - #273961 
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any updates of what it is?

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booyaolian Sep 15, 1:28am - #273962 
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my stock battery went out last year... thumbsdown
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steve1969 Sep 15, 2:15am - #273963 
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I have a late year 2000 model. My stock battery went dead in Feb of 2003. It was like your situation, no click, but lights are working. The stock batteries that Toyota gives us are crap. Replace your battery and all will be well. Use the force.
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BReakinDrifTs Sep 15, 2:38am - #273964 
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Im pretty sure it's your battery terminals wave Check the wiring around them and make sure they are secure.
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spaztikid Sep 15, 2:46am - #273965 
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starter... check it out with a multimeter first before some mechanic rapes you.
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Liping Sep 15, 7:50pm - #273966 
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the stock battery has a site glass. Use a flash light (not matches please) to check the color. Or you can use a 'good' V. meter to check. A new battery should read between 12.6 to 12.9 V, if it reads 12V it is half die, if 11.5, you cannot start the car.
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whywait Sep 16, 4:14am - #273967 
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My dodge had that problem battery straight up died one night my keyless entry wouldn't even work... try a battery... and i'd spend the extra for a yellow top too
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slidr Sep 16, 4:15am - #273968 

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Originally Posted by Liping
the stock battery has a site glass. Use a flash light (not matches please) to check the color. Or you can use a 'good' V. meter to check. A new battery should read between 12.6 to 12.9 V, if it reads 12V it is half die, if 11.5, you cannot start the car.
Ones with the site glass are gay, cause mine didn't even change color when it went out.

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oas Sep 16, 8:51am - #273969 
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shit i just dreamed that my car wasent startting shjooo^^
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stefanoc Sep 16, 7:48pm - #273970 

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why are you all guys saying its the battery? if it was the battery, the car wouldnt have power. plus, the most important thing shes saying is that the car is trying to start but its not. so that means the noise of the few seconds that it takes you to start the car, thats the noise its making and the car is not starting. if thats the case, then first try to add some gasoline in ur car. r you parked on a hill? if its not the battery, neither gas, then it could be ur fuel pump, or else fuel relay. if the car still doesnt start, step on the gas pedal and start the car, if the car starts, try to keep the car revs 4000rpms. keep doing this until you feel that ur car is gonna idle normally.
if you usually put few dollars of gas in ur car, drive, pump again a few dollars, drive, that could have caused the problem. maybe you got some gasoline in ur sparkplugs area.
good luck and let us know
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round2gts Sep 17, 1:12am - #273971 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
starter... check it out with a multimeter first before some mechanic rapes you.


agree because you are geting power and it sounds like you are rolling over when you start. check all your wires and connections everywhere, that they are connected and not corroted.

i wouldn't buy a battery right away if i were u. if you think it is the batt jump it first

btw starters are hard to put in. i had to help put one into a pontiac with the mechanic at the station and it was hard

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YCashMoney42 Sep 17, 2:37am - #273972 
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myt exerpience with celica not starting

get ur manual out and check your fuses
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genax Sep 17, 8:52am - #273973 
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disregard my thread feel like a moron i didnt read the part about your lights and stuff flashing. haha i wonder if the browneyed chick even has that problem anymore. i highly doubt its the starter because its turning over. do what stefonic is saying obvious this person is more inclined then anyone from this thread

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Zero Sep 17, 7:40pm - #273974 

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mxsuperfly25 Sep 18, 4:23am - #273975 
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if its a manual go bump start it! my guess is the battery too, it takes a lot more juice to start a car then play a radio... and 30k is hopefully too soon for anything else
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Polykarb Sep 18, 4:33am - #273976 

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Elec-FuYu Sep 18, 4:41am - #273977 
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any update?
could be the spark plug, fuel pump, coil (something about the coil thing... forgot the whole name, it's the engine head)

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RaptorGTS Sep 18, 6:52pm - #273978 
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CelicaRacer05 Sep 18, 7:01pm - #273979 

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Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
i do have an aftermarket alarm...i am not sure about the kill switch. i heard that batteries go bad around that time too, but it's weird that it should just die in an instant. plus the car is in real good condition all around. the car is trying to start, you can hear it, but it's just not starting. do you think i'm out of gasoline? it shows i have 2 bars left...


actually my alternator was charging the battery fine, it had perfect voltage, but it had lost its cranking amps, so i couldnt turn the car over, but i run everything else, the first time i had my dad come out, and hes like well the lights work, so the batterys not dead, then i took it to NTB (national tire and battery) and had them test it, they found the amps were around 200 when they should have been around 500-600... and that the voltage was fine...

just replace the battery and the car cranks great again
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My celica starts hard,i have to turn the key second time to start it so it doesnt start from first time
This happend since i changed the fuel filter
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