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1995 Toyota Avalon Question: FINDING THE PROBLEM

 

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GROODMOEDE, 3.0L V6, Rochester, NY, November 10, 2009, 05:59
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IS IT WORTH IT TO PUT MY CAR ON A DIAGNOSTIC TESTER TO FIND OUT IF MY STARTER IS SHOT

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 10, 2009, 07:34
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    I'm not sure what you mean by "Diagnostic Tester". It is worth it to have a mechanic perform a diagnostic test of the charging and starting system if the vehicle is having a hard time starting. There are many things that can seem like a bad starter, so it's important to diagnose the problem to determine the cause, otherwise you may replace a part that doesn't need to be replaced.

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    Visitor, May 22, 2010, 08:41

    take it to advance auto part store and get a free diagnostic

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    buckwheat00 May 12, 2012, 19:06
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    you dont need to check diagnostics for a starter, most battery checkers can perform that task, if the battery is ok & the car cranks slow check the voltage at the battery while cranking, you may also just have a bad connection or cable

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