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I have a 06 lexus gs300. Just had alternator replaced and now car won't start. Battery has been charged...

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I have a 06 lexus...
I have a 06 lexus gs300
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Customer: Just had alternator replaced and now car won't start
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: Battery has been charged No
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
JA: OK! The Lexus Mechanic will help you with the diagnostics so you are sure to get this fixed right. Is there anything else important you think the Lexus Mechanic should know about your Lexus?
Customer: Battery is over 2 years
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
06 Lexus gs300 alternator just changed. Radio and Windows work but car will not turn. Battery has been charged still will not start. Battery is 2 years old
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Now it turns once but won't stay on
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6/11/2016
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hi Chad. I'm Quay
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

do u mean it turn over starts and die in few secs ?

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Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

do you have a red led security light blinking or steady on when you insert the key in switch and move it to on position ?

let me know

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Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

hi quay

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Doesn't start. Just turned over and didn't stay on
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can't insert key push to start
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

who installed altenator ?

was the battery light on before and the altenator was not charging that is why you replace it ?

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Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

fine push start when u press the igntion switch to on any security lights same thing ?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No security light. Ps comes on
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

do you have a volt meter to check if we have a good 12 v on battery first thing ?

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Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

what u mean by ps ? thanks

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No battery light
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

how many miles on vehicle

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It says P/S on dash
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
138637
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Already checked we have 12
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

p/s is power steering level warning check the power steering fluid for me now is it low ?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Dealership said replace alternator because car would stop running while driving
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

i want to know if u have 12 v at battery while you are actually trying to start it if u put voltmeter on battery and started what does meter show at the moment key in START position can u tell me, might need to people for that and does the dash light dime down when you try to start it

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Meter says 12.3
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No dimming
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Are we still connected?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
because the alternator was changed should battery have been changed too
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

yes

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Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

can you give me few minutes let me finsish up with this call & I will be right back with you it want be more than 5 minutes

Thank You

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Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

battery at 12.3 is good , as long it maintain 12.3 v at igntion switch on

new altenator . good there

no i think you have a igntion switch problem or a loose ground ,

check

1- igntion switch power to starter

2- check the grounds on the switch and the stater

3- all fuses need checking inside & outside the car

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Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

let me know if you need anythings else on it

Hope I was helpfull to you

A Positive rating is Much Aprecciated

This Post Will Stay Open Even after You Rate Me For You To Come Back And Ask Me Anything Follow Up Questions You May have OnThis Issue.

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Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

If you check the voltage again at start up and it dims down inside , the interior light or dash display , i mean or the voltage on multimeter drops , then a bad starter should be suspected

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