I'm with the US Army. Just came back from an Overseas Deployment.
Upon returning my 2006 Scion would not start (VIN: JTKDE177360063705, 2.4L, Man-Trans). Supposed the Battery was dead, or discharged.
It was nightfall. 'Mechanically Inclined' friend helped me to slave it off with his Ford Explorer.
Friend did not use headlights of Explorer to ensure that Jumper Cables were correctly hooked up. In fact, they were reversed.
Explorer was running. When ‘friend’ hooked up to the Scion, Positive Terminal and Cable smoked and turned red hot. Was still very hot by the time I got to the front of Vehicle.
Now vehicle will not start at all. Dash lights come on. Headlamps come one. Everything seems to work fine with the exception of the Vehicle will not start. You can’t even hear the starter ‘click’.
Though I did work on old Hot Rods when I was young, I do not consider myself very mechanically inclined. However, I did a little checking on it the next day after I had cooled down some. ‘Friend’ loaned me a cheap Multi-Meter and Test Light. This is what I have found:
1) All Fuses (large, mini, and spade) in Engine Compartment Power Center are good.
2) Starter Relay has no Power to any of its 4 Terminals.
3) There is Continuity and Voltage between Battery and Starter.
4) There is no Continuity OR Voltage between Alternator Batt. Terminal and Positive side of Battery.
5) There is no Continuity between Alternator Batt. Terminal and Starter.
However, the Strangest Thing is this: On a whim I set the Multi-Meter to DC Volts and connected the Positive lead to the Positive side of Battery and the Negative lead to the Alternator Batt. Terminal AND it had over 12.00 Volts.
This seems especially out of the ordinary to me.
I do not have the extra money for a Tow Fee or extra Shop Labor, and I have to get this thing to a Shop so that I can have the Clutch and Pressure Plate replaced. Now it seems that I have incurred additional financial woes.
Can anyone help?
have the same problem?
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 AT 6:40 PM