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2000 Lexus LX 470 won't start

Battery is fine. Makes a ''clicking'' noise when I try to start it. I think it is the starter. How do I check whether it is the relay or starter? If it is starter how do I get to it?


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  • ken_montalvo Jan 02, 2009

    I tried jump starting it and still the same thing. I already took out the starter and will replace the solenoid contacts first.



  • ken_montalvo Jan 03, 2009

    Starter is now replaced and it is starting fine. However it does makes a short "whistling" noise after crank. It seems like the plunger stays engaged for a very short time after the car starts. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I was having intermittent starting issues on my Gs400. Battery and terminals was replaced new and still the same problem. Starter would click and maybe on the third try it would engage and crank up. I decided to take the starter out for an inspection. Come to find out the contacts in the solenoid was wore out. I replace them and put everything back together. Now the starter just spins and will not engage the flywheel. What do you think is wrong?



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Put battery on charge for a at least a day if not two before you start interfering with with anything.Sounds like a flat battery or battery not holding enough reserve amperage power.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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    Colin Stickland Jan 03, 2009

    starter is dry by the sound of it,might need nothing more than a bit of oil on the bendix



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