Humming noise with lights on but will not start

Tiny
RUBEN DAVILA
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  • 2008 SCION TC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
So I just got this vehicle, I have been driving it for about a month or so. So what I have been doing is starting it and letting it warm up so that my oil does not sit and go bad. One day I turned it on then the next more I turn it on once just fine and when I went to turn it on later that day I put in the key and I turned it then all it did was a humming noise that was it. All the lights on the dash were on and I turned off everything else but nothing no start what so ever.
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Thursday, January 25th, 2018 AT 12:59 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a battery that is low Here is a guide to help you check to confirm the issue.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

Please run down this guide and report back

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, January 28th, 2018 AT 1:32 PM
Tiny
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Would this problem still be because of the battery if I already tried to jumpstart it and nothing happened but the dash lights still work and everything the car just wont turn over
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Sunday, January 28th, 2018 AT 2:20 PM
Tiny
KEN
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It sounds like you have either a starter that is out or the security system has kicked in.

Lets test for power at the starter trigger wire to see if it is getting power also is the security light flashing?

Here is a guide to show you how to test the starter look toward the bottom.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, January 29th, 2018 AT 10:47 AM
Tiny
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So I got a new battery and still nothing just a little noise comming from the starter so I will go through the starter test and see if thats what I need
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Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 AT 1:05 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Yep it sure sounds like you need a starter. Here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

Here is what it will be like for your car (below)

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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Yes the security light is flashing
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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 AT 12:28 PM
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KEN
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That will be the problem. Can you try to lock and then unlock the door to reset the system? The engine will not start with the security light flashing.

This guide can help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, February 2nd, 2018 AT 10:07 AM

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