1997 Lexus ES300 Q&A
1997 Lexus ES300 Question: Starter won't turn over
Tried to start car this morning and would not start. There was a single click only. Pulled out starter, it tested good. Battery is a few months old, could it possibly be bad? Voltage was over 12 volts at starter terminal. Plug to cylinoid also showed 12 volts when tested. What is the next thing I should check? - Brenda Williams
Check the voltages when the key is in the START position. Your battery may or may not be good. it needs to be tested under load. If the starter has battery voltage at the cable terminal and at the START terminal on the solenoid and it doesn't spin vigorously, it's bad. Ground your meter to the engine block so you're testing the ground circuit too. - Superbob
my brother said it to him once and it was corrosion on a wire attached from the hot battery cable to the starter. it needed jumped to get it home and drove great. now it won't turn over. nothing. t...