Mechanics

LX450- NOT STARTING

1996 Lexus LX 450 • 6 cylinder 4WD Automatic •

I have a 1996 Lexus LX450. It doesn't start. The inside lights work, the radio etc. But I tried to charge the battery and not much difference. All I hear is a rapid clicking. The battery cables seem to have a lot of white stuff (corrosion?) On them especially the negative terminal. I don't get much of a spark when I tried to charge it and I touch the metal with the exposed negative part of the jumper cable. Is it the battery? Starter? Or neither? Thanks for your help.


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Kaksoz@comcast.net
December 10, 2010.



It should be the battery. Disconnect the battery terminals and clean them before reconnecting and testing.

If recharging does not work, try a jump start. If you have a DVOM, test the battery voltage.

KHLow2008
Dec 10, 2010.
I'll try that. Thanks!

Tiny
Kaksoz@comcast.net
Dec 10, 2010.