Question about 2001 Toyota RAV4
Just put a new battery in the car three months ago. It was last driven a week ago. Went out to start it and it was dead. Checked the battery and the connections look corroded. What could be causing this?
Pur hot water over the conections, and then spray it whit a WD-40 or something on the terminals; try with a battery charge.
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes. Go to any auto parts store and get a rubbing compound especially for autos. They may even have one especially for your color. This stuff works great.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
I had the same problem with a Tercel, it was the distributor cap had a non-visible hairline crack in it and allowed moisture in.... does it do this only when it rains or high humidity?
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
SOURCE: Corroded battery cable?
To do a good job if you havent already done it is to tip hot water over the battery term and it will dry clean ,,if corroded term then replace it but you dont have to buy with a new lead ,,only a positive term only and then hot water over the battery lug when new term on then spray with Hair spray .
If battery cable dident corrod with other battery then your battery is either charging more than 13.5 volts and or battery post to battery is cracked
Wash and spray then check first
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
When the bushes in a starter get worn, it can cause the armature to rub on the magnetic poles (poleing) This can cause the starter turn slow or not at all
The sintered metal bushes are like bearings. Not to be confused with carbon brushes which are the electrical connectors.
When a starter clicks, it is the solenoid you can hear.supplying power through the brushes.
A starter that is poleing,often stops in a place where it isnt rubbing, and works fine the next start.
There can be other problems with a starter , perhaps one of the brushes is sticking, or the solenoid.
When it happens a tap with a hammer on the starter or solenoid, while a friend turns the key, is enough to get it working( this isnt a fix but might get you started in an emergency)
There is also the possibility of a loose or dirty cable connection, from when the new battery was installed
Posted on May 09, 2010
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