Question about 1997 Lexus ES 300

1 Answer

Starter works but nothing else electrical works.

After charging my battery I mistakenly placed hot lead first casuing negative to spark. Starter engages but engine doesn't fire. Interior lights come on when I open door but windows, radio, seats and headlights do not work. Only instrument light which works is the airbag light which now doesn't go off at all, even with key out of ignition. Obviously "cooked" something. Any help?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Lexus Master
  • 15,557 Answers

There is a main fuse in the fuse box that feeds all the accessories. Read this forum: http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/topic/22406-fusible-links/

Posted on Jul 29, 2017

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 55 Answers

SOURCE: No dash lights, power seats or windows. alternator not charging. Engine runs

  1. It might be that when you changer the battery post you might not have connected all of the leads on the positive post. You might also check for blown circit breakers caused while changing the terminals.Try using a dc tester and search the main breakers for power. If you have the manual it shows the breakers and links in the bulb replacement section. JOHN-LA.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

landsend
  • 1066 Answers

SOURCE: Revere Polarity Jump Starting 92 LS400. Radio & More Wont Work

there are a few diodes in the electrical system that have been blown.  Some are in the dash and some are in the different control modules in the car.  Your insurance should pay for this problem.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: none of the electrical uages

I have the same problem. Have you checked the fuses and had a diagnostic electrical check? I am going to have a diagnostic check Monday, but from what I have read so far it may be the circuit board. I have read this is a very common problem in these vehicles between 90-98.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

onederer
  • 79 Answers

SOURCE: switched cables on the battery

Try here - you might be able to download your manual & find out how to reactivate your interior features.
http://www.autozmagz.com/

Posted on Jul 12, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2001 pontiac montana and am trying to figure out how to change the starter.


STARTER REPLACEMENT (ENGINE ELECTRICAL) Document ID# 688149 Starter Replacement

Removal Procedure

Important: This vehicle uses the PG260 F1 starter motor. The starter motor is serviced only as a complete unit.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable from the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  2. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.


  3. Remove the starter motor BAT terminal nut and electrical leads.
  4. Remove the starter motor S terminal nut and electrical lead.
  5. Remove the torque converter cover. Refer to Torque Converter Cover Replacement in Automatic Transaxle - 4T65-E.


  6. Remove the starter motor bolts.
  7. Remove the starter motor.

Installation Procedure



  1. Install the starter motor.
  2. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.
  3. Install the starter motor bolts.Tighten:
    Tighten the starter motor bolts to 47 [n-m] (35 lb ft).
  4. Install the torque converter cover. Refer to Torque Converter Cover Replacement in Automatic Transaxle - 4T65-E.


  5. Install the starter motor S terminal electrical lead and nut. Tighten:
    Tighten the starter motor solenoid S terminal nut to 3 [n-m] (27 lb in).
  6. Install the starter motor BAT terminal electrical leads and nut. Tighten:
    Tighten the starter motor solenoid BAT terminal nut to 10 [n-m] (89 lb in).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Install the battery ground (negative) cable to the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.

Aug 05, 2016 | 2001 Pontiac Montana

Tip

Engine electricals




3) Spark: From battery to spark plug

The battery is the source of stored electrical power in the vehicle. A voltmeter between the terminals of a healthy battery should read 12.5 volts. A reading of 12.2 volts indicates a flat battery and a reading of 10.4 volts indicates a dead cell (each cell beingabout 2 volts). A battery should be capable of sustaining high current, as needed by the starter motor when turning the engine over. When the car is running the voltage measured across the terminals shouldbe between 14.2 and 14.5 volts. The value is the voltage being supplied to the battery by the output charge from the alternator. THis charging voltage should not alter much when additional load is applied to the battery (head lights on etc).
When the ignition key is turned to the second position,often referred to as 'key on engine off', all car functions are powered up including lights and fuel pump. When the key is turned to position 3 many ancillary functions are temporarily interrupted to allow the battery to meet the extra needs of the starter motor. Electrical charge from the starter switch passes through a master fuse and starter relay before energizing the starter solenoid. The starter solenoid moves the pinion gear on the starter motor to engage with peripheral teeth of the flywheel. Simultaneously, heavy copper contacts are bridged by this same movement causing the starter motor coils to become energized thereby turning the engine over.
During the ignition process electrical charge passes through the primary windings of the ignition coil(s). The engine control unit (ECU), taking signalsfrom the engine crank position sensor, collapses the field of the coil(s) appropriate to the cylinder requiring ignition. As the field collapses the secondary coil windings discharge very high voltage through the high tension lead to the spark plug. The charge is so high that at the spark plug gap the charge jumps across with a spark. The compressed fuel air mixture in the cylinder is ignited by this spark.
Checking the spark process starts with the plugs. The condition of the removed plugs reveals a lot about the nature of the ignition within the cylinders. Dark sooty deposits indicate overly rich fuel air mix and glazed plugs indicate overly hot lean mixtures. Removing the plugs (with the fuel pump relay unplugged) and holding the screw threads to the cylinder head whilst turning the engine over will reveal the quality of spark. The spark holders and leads should be examined for discharge through the insulation to the cylinder head. Removing the leads from the coil should reveal sparks emanating from the exposed connectors. Failure to see sparks at this point indicatesa failed coil (especially if neighboring coils show good spark) or a failed crank sensor if all coils show no spark.
NEXT 1.1 MAF Mass Air Flow sensor

on Jul 15, 2011 | Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Replace starter


Starter Replacement
Removal Procedure
Caution: Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures. If a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with a live exposed electrical terminal, also disconnect the negative battery cable. Failure to follow these precautions may cause personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection .
  2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
    alt="Object Number: 217186 Size: SH">
  3. alt="Click here for detailed picture of above image.">
  4. Remove the positive battery cable starter motor lead nut (1) from the starter.
  5. Remove the positive battery cable lead from the starter.
  6. Remove the starter solenoid terminal lead nut (2) from the starter.
  7. Remove the starter solenoid terminal lead from the starter.
    alt="Object Number: 217190 Size: SH">
  8. alt="Click here for detailed picture of above image.">
  9. Remove the starter motor bolts (2, 3).
  10. Remove the starter motor (1).

Sep 23, 2015 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

1 Answer

1950 Austin A40 Devon suddenly won't start.


Assuming that the car is using a negative earth. (Negative battery terminal earths to the body/chassis)

The starter solenoid may have some bad connections. If this vehicle has a separate starter solenoid on the rear firewall under the bonnet, try bridging the big terminals with a jumper lead (red) and see if the solenoid/starter works. Some of them even had a press button between the main terminals. Try pressing the button if it has one.

If none of the above works, take the jumper wire directly to the starter motor from the batter possitive. If this causes the starter to spin, you clearly have a bad solenoid.....replace it.

NB! Be careful not to short out the jump lead against the engine or any other earth or you will see lots of sparks etc. You will not get a shock from this activity!

Possibly better to clip the jump lead to the starter main connector first and then touch the other end to the battery positive.

(I am assuming that the batter is charged up and properly connected.)

Also check the earth wire from engine to chassis. You can make do by using the other (Black) jump lead from the engine block to the battery negative.

Sep 11, 2012 | Austin A40 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My Mazda eunos 30X won't start


TRY EARTH LEAD DIRECT FROMBATTERY TO ENGINE FIRST.ASSUMING BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED.(NEGATIVE END _ )

Jun 10, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

95 astro has no spark to the coil what next


Try this tips:
1. Check the battery voltage at the battery with the digital volt/ohm meter. Set the meter to "Volts D/C" and touch the black meter lead to the negative battery post and the red meter lead to the positive post. A fully charged battery will measure 12.7 volts or more. A measurement of 12.5 volts is considered discharged, and the battery should be charged before any further testing. Any measurement below 11 volts indicates a severely discharged battery--the battery is most likely damaged and should be replaced. If the battery measures above 12.7 volts, proceed to the next step.

2. Check the starter for battery voltage by touching the red (positive) meter lead to the battery cable terminal on the back of the starter and the black (negative) lead to the chassis. The voltage reading should be approximately the same as the measurement at the battery. If the reading is lower than battery voltage, check for bad connections at the cables on the battery and the starter or ground cable.

Check for ignition switch signal at the purple wire on the back of the starter. When the key is turned to the "Start" position this wire should measure battery voltage. If the reading is less than battery voltage, or zero volts, check the fusible links (orange wires) on the back of the starter. If the fusible links are intact and not burned or broken, replace the ignition switch. If battery voltage is present at the purple wire, and the starter doesn't turn, replace the starter. If the voltage measurements at the starter are correct, and the starter cranks the engine over when the key is turned to the start position, proceed to the next step.

3. Remove the air duct attached to the throttle body, and spray a liberal amount of the carburetor spray into the throttle body. Replace the hose, and try to start the engine. If the engine starts, the fuel pump is not supplying fuel or the ignition module is not pulsing the injectors. Check the fuel pump fuse located in the under-hood fuse block. If it is good, check for power at the fuel pump electrical connector located near the rear of the fuel tank on the driver's side of the van. In the Chevy Astro van, power is supplied to the fuel pump by the the gray wire on the electrical connector when the engine is being cranked. If power is supplied, hitting the fuel tank with the flat side of a hammer while someone else is turning the ignition key to start will sometimes bump the fuel pump enough to allow it to start. If the fuel pump checks good, proceed to the next step.

4. Check for spark. Disconnect the coil wire at the ignition coil, and try to start the engine. If no spark occurs, replace the coil and ignition module. If a strong spark occurs, plug the wire back in, and remove a spark plug wire from a spark plug and repeat the test. If a spark is not present, replace the spark plug wires, and distributor cap and rotor.


Keep us updated.

Jan 12, 2011 | 1995 Chevrolet Astro

2 Answers

1997 explorer, awd, 8cyl replaced starter and starter solenoid but i still get one click from the starter, then nothing


does the motor spin ?? take starter out,,take wide flat head stick it between the teeth,& see if u can turn the motor over or get the metric socket for the crank bolt & turn it from there,,((it is easy if the spark plugs are out))

May 08, 2010 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

1 Answer

VW POLO 1.9CL Diesel 1997 wont start


hi from uk check the main lead from battery+positive to the starters solenoid is secure ? also there is a thin wire that also connects to solenoid on a terminal of its own this is the solenoid energizing wire that works starter when key start position is selected if all above is ok? then use a jump lead and connect one end to battery negative post then the other end of lead to a suitable earth point on engine ? then try starting? if it works/starts ? you have a bad earth connection to engine from battery negative lead check the earth lead connection at point on engine is clean/secure ? it usually is secured by bolt at point where engine and transmission connect ? hope this helps?

Mar 26, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Connect battery cables in 2004 Ford Expedition


Are you trying to jump it? Or are you replacing the cables entirely? If replacing them, (Read all my instructions for the cautions involved) then unscrew the negative post cable first and then your positive side from your battery. Be careful not to touch them together while your are taking the cables apart. Once the battery is not connected, find the easiest cable to replace first, I think it will be the negative. Do not connect the battery yet!!!!, second the red cable indicating the hot cable will be next. That cable might be longer because on fords, unless I am mistaken should be connected to the starter or on fords an external starter solenoid. Connect that. Once you have replaced both cables, it's time to connect the red cable to the battery. Be careful that the negative side cable is not touching the ground or vehicle because you will see a shocking spark. Once that is connected it's time for the negative side to be connected to the battery black side. The battery has positive indicators (+) and negative indicators (-) may be color coded also + (red) - (black). DO NOT CROSS THEM BECAUSE THE CHARGE MIGHT BE ENOUGH TO BLOW THE BATTERY ( DANGER) I cannot stress this enough. You do not want to be around when a battery blows. They are dangerous. Use caution ok. Don't be that person that goes to the hospital with burns from acid.

Nov 01, 2009 | 2004 Ford Expedition

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Lexus ES 300 Logo

Related Topics:

41 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lexus Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

ROBERT GARCIA
ROBERT GARCIA

Level 3 Expert

881 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

Are you a Lexus Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...