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Lexus RX300: I have a 2000 rx300 & it wont start. It putted

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I have a 2000 rx300 & it wont start. It putted a couple of time and cut off & now it just makes a clicking noise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.
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DOes the car make 1 single click, or a series of clicks when you try to start it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It makes one single click
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.
One single click is indicative of a bad set of contacts (worn/burnt/etc) in the starter solenoid.
The recommendation is to have the starter removed and the contacts visually inspected; replace if obviously worn or burnt.
A series of clicks would be a weak battery (not enough voltage to keep the starter engaged.
If the vehicle has over 100,000 miles on it, I would recommend replacing the starter.
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