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***UPDATE*** car related and is beginning to be a big problem
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***UPDATE*** car related and is beginning to be a big problem - March 6, 2010, 08:56 PM

Last Sunday, I apparently left my lights on when I got to Urbana. Was gone for the day and needed to leave when I got back but when I put the key in and turned, NOTHING happened. I looked at the front of the car as I was wakling in but did not see the lights on but then again, I am pretty blind.
Anywho, Tbone was gracious enough to come out and jump me. I go home happily.
Seems like since then, the car is having more and more issues starting. There's juice, all the lights and bells come on when the key is turned. The first time it happened, I had to hold the brake pedal down before it would start. Now that doesn't even work all the time. If the terminals were loose, I would think I'd get no power. There are no dimming problems so is not the alternator. When it does start, there is no abnormal sounds to it.
Could there be like...a neutral switch in there somewhere that is going bad?? The car is old but I love it. Is a '97 4Runner. Has anyone ever had this problem or are there any techs on here (JUAN!!!!) that could think of possibilities this could be?? PM me or find me on FB cuz there is no farming here so I'm rarely on. There are just no mechanics in Farmville

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March 6, 2010, 09:15 PM

could be your starter. test your battary too. sometimes battery can have just enough juice to to run certain stuff but not enough to turn the engine.


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March 6, 2010, 09:17 PM

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Your battery was totally drained. Batteries that have been totally drained can possibly have dead cells even if it seems to work all the time...or intermittently.

Your battery may show 12.6 volts w/ no load but might crap the bed with load. Replace the battery.


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March 6, 2010, 09:25 PM

If the battery is good and the terminals are good you can get corrosion and shorting in the cables try stabbing a lead of a multimeter (set it to Ohm's and auto calibrate or 1k in most cases) in near the terminal and one down stream and work your way down to the other end keeping one lead near the terminal.

As your probing you find a spot where the resistance dramatically changes you have a bad cable; normally from acid eating away at it and movement of the block mixed with the heat from the engine.


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Tbone was gracious enough to come out and jump me. I go home happily.
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Go to Advanced Auto or the like. They will hook up a doohickey to your car. It will reveal if your battery, alternator, or both are bad.


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Go to Advanced Auto or the like. They will hook up a doohickey to your car. It will reveal if your battery, alternator, or both are bad.
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Go to Advanced Auto or the like. They will hook up a doohickey to your car. It will reveal if your battery, alternator, or both are bad.
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remove the bettery terminals and clean the connections. then test the battery. If it is more than 3 years old just change it. The cold has kept your old battery from recovering from a complete drain.


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remove the bettery terminals and clean the connections. then test the battery. If it is more than 3 years old just change it. The cold has kept your old battery from recovering from a complete drain.
Johnny replaced the battery in August or September of last year. I will try the terminal clean but it still doesn't make sense that it's the battery. When I turn the key, none of the lights or anything that is on, dims.
I'm wondering if that neutral switch thingy is going bad. I am going to try to start it in neutral...dunno if that will help.
Thank you all for the input, I'm going to AutoZone tomorrow...if it will start


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If it turns out the battery is toast, it probably is still under manufacturer's warranty.

Most of them carry a 3 year warranty and have a sticker on them showing when they were produced. Take it back to where you bought it and get a new one.


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March 7, 2010, 11:42 AM

does it just click when you turn the key.. one hard click not multiple clicks? if so you need a starter... quite common on most toyotas after 8-10 yrs etc...


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March 7, 2010, 12:19 PM

If you start the car and disconnect the negative cable while its running the vehicle should stay running if the alternator is good. It sounds like the battery has a dead cell in it. Most batteries only last 3-4 years if you are lucky. If you try starting the car and all you hear is a series of clicks then it is def the battery. Replace it then have the alternator tested. Otherwise you need to make sure the connections on the battery are clean and secure.........

!!!!!Important that you do not jumpstart the car too many times because if the battery is bad then the alternator has to work twice as hard and this can cause it to burn out quickly!!!!


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Johnny replaced the battery in August or September of last year. I will try the terminal clean but it still doesn't make sense that it's the battery. When I turn the key, none of the lights or anything that is on, dims.
I'm wondering if that neutral switch thingy is going bad. I am going to try to start it in neutral...dunno if that will help.
Thank you all for the input, I'm going to AutoZone tomorrow...if it will start
I drove tow truck for 8+ years. you can get a battery that will go bad real quick or last 10 years. I wouldnt be surprised.


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