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I HAVE A 2002 LEXUS ES 300. IT HAS 110,000 MILES ON IT AND

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I HAVE A 2002 LEXUS ES 300 . IT HAS 110,000 MILES ON IT AND HAS A NEW BATTERY IN IT. IT HAS HAD REGULAR SERVICE AND IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. TODAY WHEN I TURNED THE IGNITION OFF IT WOULD NOT RESTART. BY THAT I MEAN IT WOULD TURN ON AND THE IGNITIONS LIGHTS
WOULD COME ON HOWEVER THE STARTED WOULD NOT ENGAGE OR NO CLICKING SOUNDS WERE NOT HEARD. I DO HEAR A HUMMING SOUND AS I TURN THE KEY TO THE STARTER POSITION. ANY SUGGESTIONS ???? HARRY
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hell, Harry. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. A humming sound when turning the key to start usually indicates that the starter drive is not fully extending to mesh with the flywheel gear to turn the engine over. This sounds to me like you are going to need to replace the starter motor.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

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