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2004 solara wont start security light blinking, Blink and i

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2004 solara wont start security light blinking
JA: Does the light flash, blink or stay solid? Have you tried to reset the security system?
Customer: Blink and i do not know how to reset it i do not had keyless entry
JA: Are you fixing your Solara yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No parked at store and came out to this and only tried starting it over and over
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Thats all i have
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  carguy1 replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  carguy1 replied 10 months ago.

Does the security light stay on solid or flash when you crank the engine?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Once key is in ignition light goes off and stays off during crank
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  carguy1 replied 10 months ago.


This isn't a security issue then. If the light stayed on or if it kept flashing, the problem would be security.

This actually sounds more like a problem with the fuel pump to be honest. I have seen this in the past where you just park the car and the fuel pump stops working. Since the engine is cranking its likely that or a timing belt issue.

We can run a small test if you can get some starting fluid to see if the issue is with the fuel pump or not.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Engine does not crank at all. Makes small humming noise when turned to on position. All accessories come on but not car
Expert:  carguy1 replied 10 months ago.


Ok, this then is a problem with the starter or a weak battery.

I would try a jump start. The humming is the starter trying to turn most likely but it's not getting enough power to turn. Try a jump start. Leave the donor car on it for 15 minutes to charge the battery, then try to start it. If it fires up, get it to a parts store if you can to have the battery tested.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Its not starting from a jump either. Is there a way to disable or turn off security without keyless entry
Expert:  carguy1 replied 10 months ago.

Well, if the security is the problem you should be able to lock the doors and close them, then use the key to unlock the door. That will turn the alarm off.

Now, think about it, the actual alarm isn't going off. So I still am suspecting a battery problem, but the starter itself could be the problem as well.

Expert:  carguy1 replied 9 months ago.

I hadn't heard back from you so I was wondering how you made out with this?

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