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2007 Lexus IS350 Question: starter issue



Bret, Orlando, FL, July 30, 2009, 15:08

My 07 IS 350 has a push button start switch. Sometimes the starter does not disengage quickly enough after the motor fires causing a clicking sound. I was told this could possibly be caused by a weak battery. Before I spend the money to have a new starter installed I want to verify if a weak battery could be a posible cause saving me allot of money.

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    July 30, 2009, 18:17

    Take it to a ASE certified tech. Get off your wallet. The is way above your ability! DO NOT REPLACE THE STARTER.

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    July 30, 2009, 18:53

    It's worth checking if there's warranty left on your IS.

    Just my 2 cents, I am not sure how a weak battery would cause a starter to hang up after the engine has started. Power is not required to disengage the starter gear from the flywheel/flexplate. A tech can check for service bulletins from Lexus to see if there are any published repairs for this condition

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