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HELP ME! #382185 Jan 24, 1:23pm Jan 24, 1:23pm
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HELP ME!
MY CAR WON'T START!!!!!

It turns over...but then starts clicking rapidly like an automatic rifle without ammo...it's really cold so are the fuel lines frozen over or something? that happened to my friend and he heated them up with a hair dryer and it worked...help me what should i do?!?!/!/!/!

Re: HELP ME! [Re: sbocaj55] #382186 Jan 24, 1:24pm Jan 24, 1:24pm
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Your battery is junk man. Get some jumper cables on there.


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Re: HELP ME! [Re: sbocaj55] #382187 Jan 24, 1:27pm Jan 24, 1:27pm
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You mean it turns over like a couple of times, then the starter stops cranking, and then it just clicks? If thats it, and it turns over slowly, it might just be a low battery. Try jumping it.


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Re: HELP ME! [Re: ExNihilo] #382188 Jan 24, 1:34pm Jan 24, 1:34pm
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that's what i initially thought...but my battery indicator thing says 'good'...but maybe that's f'ed up...and my fans and stereo work...

Re: HELP ME! [Re: sbocaj55] #382189 Jan 24, 1:37pm Jan 24, 1:37pm
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Well, the way to tell is, when it turns over, does it crank normally, or does it seem slow and weak? Your battery can have enough power to power the stereo, etc, but still be too weak, especially in the cold, to start properly.

Try jumping it; you have nothing to lose by trying.


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Re: HELP ME! [Re: ExNihilo] #382190 Jan 24, 1:54pm Jan 24, 1:54pm
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yeah that makes sense now...every other time I witnessed a dead battery...absolutely nothing worked...so i guess i didn't even think that it would be within inches of its life and not be able to start. But i guess that + cold weather = dead. my parents have both sets of jumpers and no friends are around...so it's in my garage charging up...after a few hours i'll go ahead and try it. When i plugged it in it said it had 4 DC amperes of power...i dont know what a full batt is but...anyway thanks guys!

Re: HELP ME! [Re: sbocaj55] #382191 Jan 24, 2:39pm Jan 24, 2:39pm
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what kind of battery are you running on it now? if your running the stock battery than thats probably your problem because I know the stock battery is not good with cold starts as from what you stated above in your first post.

Re: HELP ME! [Re: RookieGTS] #382192 Jan 24, 2:43pm Jan 24, 2:43pm
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yeah it's my stock battery. When my car didn't start i was in a huge rush and it didn't even hit me that the battery in there is the one in it when it was purchased in 2000 rofl This will give me a good reason to go optima thumbsup

Re: HELP ME! [Re: sbocaj55] #382193 Jan 24, 2:45pm Jan 24, 2:45pm
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Red Top Optima is good thumbsup it's what I have btw and I love it.

Re: HELP ME! [Re: RookieGTS] #382194 Jan 24, 2:52pm Jan 24, 2:52pm
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how much are they? they're like 100 or 110 arent they?

Re: HELP ME! [Re: sbocaj55] #382195 Jan 24, 2:56pm Jan 24, 2:56pm
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car just started...yayyyyyyy...next stop...auto zone

Re: HELP ME! [Re: sbocaj55] #382196 Jan 24, 2:59pm Jan 24, 2:59pm
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congrats

Re: HELP ME! [Re: RicePowered] #382197 Jan 24, 3:02pm Jan 24, 3:02pm
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All right! thumbsup

Optima is the way to go.


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Re: HELP ME! [Re: ExNihilo] #382198 Jan 24, 3:04pm Jan 24, 3:04pm
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yeah...the dumbass thing was...last night it was 5 degrees...windy as hell...and there was snow on my car...and it started up the first try...a little slow but the first try nonetheless...then i let it run like 10 mins or so and shut it off...then this morning it was dead...so i'm having a bad day because i can't drive my celi...adn then i fuck up my calc final...grrr...lol

thanks for your input guys

Re: HELP ME! [Re: sbocaj55] #382199 Jan 24, 3:42pm Jan 24, 3:42pm
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yeah man I bought my Optima at Autozone and it was like 119 brand new! hella worth it ill tell ya thumbsup

Re: HELP ME! [Re: RookieGTS] #382200 Jan 25, 12:08am Jan 25, 12:08am
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Stock battery sucks. thumbsdown

I had it die on me. I checked the indicator over and over and it said it was fine.

Re: HELP ME! [Re: renfield90] #382201 Jan 25, 1:02am Jan 25, 1:02am
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The flash point of gasoline is about -97F, meaning that it will still burn at 97 degrees below zero. So unless ur livin on the moon I doubt the gas is frozen

Just buy a new battery thumbsup


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Re: HELP ME! [Re: JBing] #382202 Jan 25, 1:05am Jan 25, 1:05am
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same thing here, but battery was new, it was the starter, seems wierd that it had to happen on a cold day, its the lemon of my car coming out, never fails


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Re: HELP ME! [Re: JBing] #382203 Jan 25, 5:01am Jan 25, 5:01am
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Originally Posted by JBing
The flash point of gasoline is about -97F, meaning that it will still burn at 97 degrees below zero. So unless ur livin on the moon I doubt the gas is frozen

Just buy a new battery thumbsup


I knew the actual fuel wouldn't freeze...i was like maybe a little bit of water got in there somehow and froze spineyes but i was like how would water get in there...and shrugged it off...lol

Re: HELP ME! [Re: sbocaj55] #382204 Jan 25, 10:15am Jan 25, 10:15am
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If there was a little water in the fuel, it could freeze up in the cold. The water can get into the fuel by condensation in the fuel tank; it tend to happen more in cold weather. During the winter (where it gets cold) its always a good idea to add some gas treatment now and then (check to make sure it removes water from the fuel).


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Re: HELP ME! [Re: ExNihilo] #382205 Jan 25, 7:17pm Jan 25, 7:17pm
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The 'eye' on the stock battery is a poor excuse for a guide to go by.
The stock battery is about worthless. Cold weather and wet weather takes it toll on batteries.

I replaced mine with a Sears Diehard Gold. 84 month replacement. 36 months 100% value, anything after that is pro-rated. I won't have the car that long.
If it goes bad within the 36 months . .. free battery.

Optima is a good battery. Paying for the name.

Lastly, use care 'jumping' the Celica. My neighbor has a GTs. He jumped his battery. . . fried the ECM. He's a lawyer. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!

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