Question about 1999 Toyota Sienna
(Accidentally posted this in the Toyota Corolla section, so re-posting it here)
We're having record cold weather, and don't have a garage to keep our van in. It was last driven the day before yesterday. My husband keeps trying to start it; he can hear a clicking but the engine won't start. We are due for an oil change; the last time it got changed we used 5W-30. He needs to get to work; thank you for your help.
IMPORANT NOTE: DO NOT USE PURE ANTIFREEZE!!!!!!!
50% coolant and 50% water. Nothing else.
Regarding the battery, you can purchase a oil filled battery warmer pad from this link: http://www.padheaters.com/battery_heater.html
I would also consider an engine block heater, also. The engine block heaters that I have seen are a metal device that slides down the oil dipstick tube, and it warms up the oil, to ease starting on really cold days. I use both of these devices on our diesels that we plow snow with; very good results. Hope this helps, and thanks for choosing FixYa to assist with your problem. The graciousness of a FixYa rating would be most appreciated.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
Try giving this vehicle a boos, If that doesn't work it may be a bad starter, however if you are in sub-zero temperatures and there is not antifreeze in you vehicle if its water or water-down antifreeze the block might be frozen. If this is a fact then you have to wait for it to warm up, then get it started and immediately have your vehicle winterized. (use pure antifree) Good Luck
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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