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CAR WON't START!? #335380 Nov 25, 9:19am Nov 25, 9:19am
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CAR WON't START!?

went to my car this morning... felt like doing a little driving...
got into my car... and... the damn thing wont start... it made this rapid clicking noise...

is that the sound of a starter failing...?? or it's dead.

my car still has power... the lights and radio still work and it kept the alarm powered all through the night... so.. it cant be the battery.

Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335381 Nov 25, 9:32am Nov 25, 9:32am
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the battery doesn't have enough power to start the car, but still has a decent amount to run electronics. Try charging it


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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: VSGTS14] #335382 Nov 25, 10:12am Nov 25, 10:12am
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Yep sounds like a bad battery to me, the clicking noise is your starter, so your starter is still good.


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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: SurgicalRizz] #335383 Nov 25, 11:10am Nov 25, 11:10am
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aiight... i'll give it a jump... hope it works... brb in a few...

Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335384 Nov 25, 12:19pm Nov 25, 12:19pm
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im interested in finding out what the problem is/was.


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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335385 Nov 25, 12:29pm Nov 25, 12:29pm
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ok... gave the car a jump with my buddys Benz... it worked!...BUT!
was not able to hold the charge after 10min of letting car run on it's own power... i turned the celi off then tryed to turn it on again...

and now am back where i started...all i get is the rapid clicking sound again... eather the battery cant hold a charge or something is wrong with the starter... i'll bring it into Toyota (HAMMER) Thursday and have them figure it out

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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335386 Nov 25, 12:30pm Nov 25, 12:30pm
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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335387 Nov 25, 12:37pm Nov 25, 12:37pm
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jump it then drive it around for a while or let it run without shutting it off for i'd say 30 min. I had this problem once and 10 min wasnt long enough to charge the battery, no use taking to the dealer so they can tell you something thats not wrong with the car, and if 30 min doesn't work then your battery could be shot. If your battery light comes on after a while of running your alternator might be shot but your car is new enough I dont think that would be the case. just give your battery enough time to charge.

Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: B Side] #335388 Nov 25, 1:32pm Nov 25, 1:32pm
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aiight... i jumped the car again... and once again it started up again... took it out... drove it to PorterRanch from Granada Hills... and back home... encounterd an idiot in a Blue Subaru... the ones with the turbo built in and stuff... yeah he had power on his side but i out drove him through the traffic... anyways... i got home and let the car run for another 20min... so... thats a total of 30min+

i turned it off... then turned it on... it kinda strugled / lagged to turn over.. and it did turn on after all... i'am gonna go out in a few minutes and try to turn it on again... hope it does not lag this time../.. it kinda has me worried.

Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335389 Nov 25, 1:34pm Nov 25, 1:34pm
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just buy a new battery... its not the starter.

Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335390 Nov 25, 1:35pm Nov 25, 1:35pm
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this might be a good op for you to get an optima red/yellow top battery.

if money is not an issue, that is. thumbsup

BTW is that a puppy or a full grown chihuaua? its cute and soo small. grin wave


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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: Zero] #335391 Nov 25, 1:45pm Nov 25, 1:45pm
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uhmm... optima... is that a well known battery?? whats so good about an optima..?? and whats the average cost of an optima???

as for the puppy... yes it's a puppy... it's a mini dovermen pincher...
cute little guy eh..?

i'am gonna go outside and try to turn it on now... brb..

Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335392 Nov 25, 1:53pm Nov 25, 1:53pm
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that is a cute dog.

as for optima, they are the best in the market. the "red top" is all you need if you dont have a major audio system using energy.

http://www.optimabatteries.com/publish/optima/americas0/en/config/product_info/automotive.html

although it says there arent any batteries for the Celica, there are, just go to AutoZone or PepBoys and ask them for one that'll fit.


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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335393 Nov 25, 1:53pm Nov 25, 1:53pm
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ok... back... it turned on... but... it struggled / lagged like before... i'll bring it into Toyota (HAMMER) 1st thing in the morning... besides.. the car is still under warranty...

i'am not working tomorrow anyways... i'll let the Toyota guys figure it out...

as for the puppy.. it's about 5 or 6 weeks old...

i'll check back in tonight for the responses and advises... thanks to everybody for the help and advises...

Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: Zero] #335394 Nov 25, 1:54pm Nov 25, 1:54pm
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optimas run for about $120 for the RED and $140 for the YELLOW. prices may vary.


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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: Zero] #335395 Nov 25, 1:57pm Nov 25, 1:57pm
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eCelica member with Optima Yellow-top battery

Check out Sultan's profile, the link i included. Hey has the optima yellow top.

its best that you ask him for more specific info. wave


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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: Zero] #335396 Nov 25, 2:30pm Nov 25, 2:30pm
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yups i have a Optima Yellow, since i have a system, works really great...espeicallly if you have a ground wire kit.

Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: Virgilson] #335397 Nov 25, 2:32pm Nov 25, 2:32pm
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same thing happend to me over the summer found out the battery had the right voltage, but the incorrect cranking amps aka the battery was shot... not my alternator or starter

so i had to buy a new battery which was a lot easier, apparently the cause was from me just using power without the engine on...

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Your battery sounds like it isn't holding a charge well, buy an optima yellow top, if you have a system and neon (which most of us do) it's worth it.


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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: SurgicalRizz] #335399 Nov 25, 3:11pm Nov 25, 3:11pm
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it's not the starter
buy a new battery
or charge the old one with a battery charger, 10 mins won't charge it


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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: VSGTS14] #335400 Nov 26, 12:38am Nov 26, 12:38am
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so Yellow= electronic, Red=Performance..which one have both?? or it don't matter?? and blue=marine??? i'm confused.. confused


Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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^----hahaha now you got me confused with all those colors


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hahaha..sorry bro..i guess i'm just as confused as you are.. grin


Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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aiight... just got back from toyota... they said it was the battery after all... they replaced it with a new one... free of charge... since it's still under warrenty...
and now it starts up like a champ! you guys were right... tis the battery...

wanna thank VSGTS14 / SurgicalRizz / Zero / B Side / spaztikid / Virgilson / CelicaRacer05 / ... now i need a blue dome light because my OG dome light blew out...lol

Thanks Everybody! thumbsup
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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335404 Nov 26, 12:03pm Nov 26, 12:03pm
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what toyota did you go to?

Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: spaztikid] #335405 Nov 26, 12:23pm Nov 26, 12:23pm
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eclipseturbogsx can get an optima batter less than $100 i'm trying to get him started on a groupbuy on this. thumbsup

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Re: CAR WON't START!? [Re: Pnoy] #335406 Nov 26, 7:06pm Nov 26, 7:06pm
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went to Hamer Toyota... off of Sepulveda Blvd

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