Car will not crank

Tiny
MOMONEY21
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  • 2006 TOYOTA SEQUOIA
  • 0.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 330,000 MILES
I replaced the battery, the starter, and the radiator recently, but I cut my car on and there is no sound and all lights come on and windows work.
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Saturday, October 19th, 2019 AT 6:13 AM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

First, see if it will start when you shift to neutral. If that does nothing, I need you to check the fuse indicated in pic 1 as well as the starter relay.

Here are a few links to help:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-car-fuse-works

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

Now if you don't find any issues with the fuse or relay, I need you to check if power is making its way to the starter. Here is a link explaining how that is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Saturday, October 19th, 2019 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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I have checked all fuses, got my battery checked, turnkey on anti theft system light goes off but battery light is on now. I have been trying to find the starter relay and can t.
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Sunday, October 20th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM
Tiny
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When I put key in turn it to start nothing happens, no noise, radio and clock light dims but battery light stays on.
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Sunday, October 20th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

If the lights dim, then the starter is getting power. Were there any issues prior to this problem? Also, are you sure the starter is properly installed? Is there any change of engine problems?

By the way, the battery light should be on if the engine isn't running. It should turn off once it starts and the alternator is charging.

Let me know.

Joe
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Sunday, October 20th, 2019 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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The day it happened my car overheated. I pulled over and cut my air off and it went down and I could drive it again! I went through a drive through to get food and turned my car in the on position and it wouldn t start back up for me to go. After about 10 minutes it started enough for me to move it into a parking spot then cut off on me and never started again.
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Monday, October 21st, 2019 AT 7:29 AM
Tiny
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This is going on month four I have been without a car.
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Monday, October 21st, 2019 AT 7:29 AM
Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

If it was overheated, you may have taken out a head gasket and the cylinders are full of coolant. That will prevent it from turning. At this point, I would suggest removing the spark plugs and seeing if it will crank. With the plugs out, coolant will not cause a hydro static lock and the coolant may come out.

Since it overheated, that is a theory at this point. Also, make sure the oil isn't contaminated with coolant as well as make sure the coolant level isn't low.

One other thing you can do is try turning the engine with a breaker bar and see if you can turn the engine by hand at the crankshaft. Honestly, if it overheated, this is what I suspect has happened.

Let me know if I can help.

Joe
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Monday, October 21st, 2019 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I m going to remove them today. I removed them yesterday to replace them and some of them have oil on them and two of them were split.
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 AT 8:39 AM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

Let me know what you find. Also, if it still doesn't crank with them removed, see if you can turn the engine by hand at the crank pulley. If you have a socket and breaker bar, it should be easy to turn with the plugs removed.

I will watch for your reply.

Joe
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 AT 8:55 PM

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