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1996 Toyota tercel doesn't start doesn't crank

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Try this:

Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.

  • Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
  • Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck bendix gear.
  • Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.

Posted on Apr 19, 2015

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Well you may have more than one problem.
As far as cranking, a mechanic would check for voltage at the starter and trace back to the key switch. The key switch could cause both problems. There is also a neutral safety switch that could cause it not to crank.
You could also have a bad ground connection between the engine and body.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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SOURCE: Engine shut down on freeway. Good battery, low oil

low oil boiling water sometime automatically stop the engine for further damage. stop the engine wait for sometime. fill up oil/water. check fuse/switches for engine/lights/dimmer. re start.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: replaced the starter still not cranking also

find the grounding point on the motor and either replace the wire end or clean the surface it bolts to

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: car turned off while driving

HONDA AND ACURA HAD ISSUES WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH FROM 94-99. THIS WAS ALSO A RECALL. YOU CAN HAVE THE DEALER RUN YOUR VIN # TO SEE IS THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED. IF IT WAS NOT UPDATED YOU MAY STILL HAVE WARRANTY COVERAGE.

Posted on Mar 02, 2011

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SOURCE: key battery seems dead, car's

Hello and welcome to FixYa!
The alternator can be grounded. I strongly suggest that you have the alternator checked if there are cutted or burnt wires. This can be the reason why it drains the battery.
If the problem still persists then I suggest alternator replacement. If it's worn out it will just drain down the battery because there will be no return of current during the vehicles operation.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Posted on Aug 22, 2011

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SOURCE: Truck isn't starting. Starter

you have to have 12.4 volts showing on your battery to even attempt to start your car,, you need to completely charge the battery , ( if you have a walmart near you, they will not only charge it for you, but they run a Load test , which tells how the battery holds up under a Load , such as when trying to start the vehicle,, ) I would venture to say that you have a bad battery ,, it only take one bad cell to make it pretty much worthless, Plus the alternator is being over worked trying to charge it as it runs the car for you after starting,, ( note, never disconnect the battery when the car is running to check to see if the alternator is working, that will result in bad problems , such as computer stoppage) once your sure you have a fully charged, good battery in place, use a volt meter to check ,, start the vehicle and place the meter probe's on the battery terminals,, you should get a reading of no less than 13.5 volts, and should see that up to 14.5 volts on the meter, if you do the alternator is doing its job.

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