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LEXUS ES 300 STARTER PROBLEM

1998 Lexus ES 300 • 266,000 miles

What would cause my starter to malfunction, make real loud noise when first turn on car? It also made my positive terminal battery connection melt, killed a brand new battery and made a lot of smoke. The car would not want to turn off also, even if I turn the key to the off position.
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Guest
January 26, 2013.



Internal short circuit most probably, or a faulty starter switch, have the starter replaced first.

Mhpautos
Jan 26, 2013.