Mechanics

BATTERY DEAD, JUMP START DOESN'T WORK, WHAT'S WRONG?

Toyota Camry

1999 Toyota Camry, 140,000 miles. Today, I tried to start my car and nothing happened, power locks, lights, nothing will start in the car now. The battery is fairly new. Attempted to jump-start car twice and was unsuccessful both times, although, when the car was initially jump-started, the light around the key ignition and a service light would turn on, but would quickly turn off once I inserted key into ignition and attempted to turn car on.
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Patelvb
October 7, 2007.



Hi there,

It sound like you have a poor connection with your jumper leads, try fitting a fully charged battery and starting it, When running test alternator charge rate. Don't attempt to change batteries with engine running, Bench charge your battery and re fit.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Oct 7, 2007.