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My 2002 ES300 won't start. The battery seems fine. It does…

My 2002 ES300 won't...

My 2002 ES300 won't start. The battery seems fine. It does not tick and the starter does not turn. How do I get the relay compartment apart to test the starter?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

The starter sounded fine till now.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '02 Lexus?

ES300

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Turned the key back and forth in the door 4 times then tried again, nothing. Pushed up on the shifter while turning the key, nothing. Tried to take relay out but failed. This is what I need help with.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I just removed the air intake to expose the starter. Using a screwdriver, I crossed the (2) big terminals on the back of the soleniod with the key in the on position. I could see that there was power because it would spark slightly when contact was made. The starter did nothing. What do you think?
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Chad Farhat
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Hey how are you ,I will Try to Help you with This Issue

If you pulled the intake and use the screw driver and we do have power since it arced or spark , that means starter is no good

click on link to view starting system circuit on your car and how to starter .

we do ST/ relay to check but if there power at stater that mean relay good

but click on link to view location ST relay

make sure battery cables are not loose or corroded , and do check the battery with a voltmeter for 12 volts to be sure

BUT THIS HERE SOUND LIKE BAD STARTER

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