2003 Lexus ES 300 Car won't start

Tiny
YOLIROSALES
  • MEMBER
  • 2003 LEXUS ES 300
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 73,000 MILES
I know it's not the battery cause all lights were working properly and battery was tested. Car does not crank when you turn ignition.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 12:41 PM

3 Replies

Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
Hi YoliRosales,

Thank you for the donation.

The lights does not require the battery to be fully charged to work.

When turning the ignition to START, is there any clicking noise?
Did you try jump starting and does it work?
Are the dash indicators showing when ignition is turned to on and start?
Was anything done prior to this occurring?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-2
Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
YOLIROSALES
  • MEMBER
Yes we did try to jump started and it didn't do anything, as far as the dash indicators they did come on and prior to yesterday when that happened I hadn't had not problems with the car. Thank you
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 1:21 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
Since jumpstarting did not work, that would eliminate the battery as the cause.

At engine room relay box, unplug the starter relay and test terminal # 5 for battery voltage with ignition turned to START. If voltage is not present, check the ignition switch.

Use a fused remote wire to apply battery voltage to terminal # 3 of the starter relay. Starter should work. If starter fails to work, give it some knock and repeat above. If starter works, it is failing and has to be replaced.

If starter does not work, check the starter solenoid wire connection. If it is loose or dislodged, retighten/reinstall accordingly and retest if it cranks.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+4
Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 1:38 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides