1996 LEXUS LX450- NOT STARTING

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  • kaksoz@comcast.net
  • 1996 Lexus LX 450
  • 6 CYL
  • 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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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 3:48 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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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.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:16 PM
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I'll try that. Thanks!

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 5:57 PM

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