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battery holder? #97973 Feb 5, 2:44pm Feb 5, 2:44pm
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battery holder?

Ok... obviously i do not know the proper term for that...

But the part that i am trying to find is the one piece of long metal that holds the battery. There are two long metal pieces, whose end looks like a hook, that hold the battery from each sides, and then there's another flat piece that connects these two metal hooks on the top of the battery. I need the one of those hooks (near the driver side).

oh yeah.. and.. it'd be nice if anyone can tell me where to get the right bolts for that.

ever since I lost that piece, i have replaced it with a hanger, but sometimes the engine won't start until i pop the Hood and shake the battery a little bit (it's a new battery). what could be the problem?? my guess is that i need to hold down the batter tight.

thanks for all your help in advance.

Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97974 Feb 5, 2:49pm Feb 5, 2:49pm
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its called a battery tie down...


and there's no reason your engine shouldnt start... its not mechanical, just there so that the battery doesnt move around.

Re: battery holder? [Re: spaztikid] #97975 Feb 5, 2:55pm Feb 5, 2:55pm
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does that mean something's wrong with the starter?? i have no idea... confused

Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97976 Feb 5, 2:59pm Feb 5, 2:59pm
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how often does your car not start?
can you hear the starter or does it just not turn over?

Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97977 Feb 5, 3:02pm Feb 5, 3:02pm
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make sure the battery connections are tight.

the tie down holds the battery in place, and if its not there, the battery can move around. This may have caused one of the connections to come loose! thumbsup


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Re: battery holder? [Re: DiabloGTS] #97978 Feb 5, 3:18pm Feb 5, 3:18pm
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well.. it does that about 50% of the time i try to start the engine.

when i try to ignite the engine, i hear this 'CLICK~' sound once and then the car won't start as if the battery is dead. however, when i pop the Hood and shake the battery once (or just hit it lightly) but power is back on... weird huh? Again, battery is new so nothing's wrong with the battery.

after reading your reponses i'm gussing that it could be the connection.. but then ... i had my battery replaced at a repair shop.. i don't think they made any mistakes in connecting batteries though... hmm...


Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97979 Feb 5, 3:20pm Feb 5, 3:20pm
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they obviously made a mistake if they forgot to hook up the battery tie down wink

It's hard to get it back on, so they might have said forget it, you won't notice it.


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Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97980 Feb 5, 3:20pm Feb 5, 3:20pm
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when the engine doesnt start can you hear the starter? or does it not turn over?

Re: battery holder? [Re: spaztikid] #97981 Feb 5, 3:24pm Feb 5, 3:24pm
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when i try to start the engine, i only hear 'click' just once. and nothing.. it looks as if everything's dead... dead silent..

(woah.. everyone replies sooooo fast)

Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97982 Feb 5, 3:28pm Feb 5, 3:28pm
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then its either your starter or an electrical connection to your starter... before you go buy a starter get a shop to make sure all the electrical connections are good...

Re: battery holder? [Re: spaztikid] #97983 Feb 5, 3:46pm Feb 5, 3:46pm
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how much is a starter? can i replace it by myself?

Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97984 Feb 5, 3:50pm Feb 5, 3:50pm
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starter is about 150 for celica... i think. if you cant replace a battery, there's no way in hell you'll be able to replace your starter

CHECK ALL YOUR CONNECTIONS FIRST... it could save you the $$$ for a new starter.

Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97985 Feb 6, 10:33am Feb 6, 10:33am
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does tyhis happen in the morning only - or all the time? what did the techs at toyota say about this after running this OBD2 testing?

this sounds like a simular problem i had when i owned an echo for a few months


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well.. it happens RANDOMLY. Sometime it would start w/o any hesitation. sometimes it would not start after a short 'click' sound. again, if i shake the battery, and start the engine, it starts fine.

but i know the battery is not dead because the engine always starts up right away, if not at all.

what's the test that you mentioned, isaac?

ps: i know how to replace the battery. just that i was lazy.. and i was kind of hoping the repair shop would find the battery tie for me.

Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97987 Feb 6, 5:07pm Feb 6, 5:07pm
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A new new battery tie-down can be purchased from your local toyota dealership for about $10...

the OBD2 test is just pluging a reader into your OBD2 box and reading what it says - this also is what most shops use to diagnose a check-engine light...

here's some information on a consumer version...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_212837_0_collapsed_5__1.html


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Re: battery holder? [Re: hanshinji] #97988 Feb 7, 8:48pm Feb 7, 8:48pm
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There's gotta be a loose connection somewhere

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