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I left the lights on and now it just won’t jump. New battery…

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I left the lights on and now it just won’t jump. New battery m, clicking noises when I try to crank but the starter isn’t even trying
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Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Sounds like the battery was at the end of its life, you can take up to the auto parts store and they will test and charge it for you if its good

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The battery is three months old
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

I have seen new batteries go bad that quick, would be good to get it tested and if good then charged

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I’m not a pro mechanic but I have done a lot of DIY repairs
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have lights and power windows working.
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

ok check voltage at the main starter wire and signal wire when in the start position and let me know what voltage you get

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Im not a pro. I don’t have a voltmeter
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

ok well judging from your symptoms its prob a starter, but voltage verification would be best instead of replacing parts

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am not a professional but the starter is not getting power. It isn’t even trying
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

how do you know if you dont have a voltmeter?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It’s not even attempted to turn
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

but you dont know for sure because you dont have a tester

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Are you saying it’s some electrical component of the starter?
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

I have no idea, no way to say without testing, its definitely a electrical issue somewhere

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That’s your best guess?
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

if you want me to guess, then its your starter

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok I’m definitely not paying an extra $15 for that
Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

no one will be able to tell you this problem with out actually testing it

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