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This is for a 96 tercel.

Replaced the original terminal with a generic from Advance Auto. Mechanic said I needed Toyota specific terminal. That was two weeks ago. Today I go to start my car and the battery won't turn over. Was he right and if so - would a Toyota dealership have them in stock?



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  • writer20a Jan 22, 2009

    ok - should I buy one from the dealer or get a used one at a junk yard? I only want to keep the car on the road a few more months.

    Also, if I let the car run for a while -say for an hour - like I'm doing right now) will it charge enough for it start in the a.m. or am just wasting gas?

    Thanks for the advice!


  • writer20a Jan 22, 2009

    Thanks! You rock!

    I'll be heading to Salvage lot in the a.m.

    Thanks again!




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Yes, He was Right and Yes they do.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 22, 2009

    Just wasting gas at this point. If you only need for it to run for a Couple of Months, The Salvage yard is your best bet!!!!

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 22, 2009

    No Problem Bro! Happy to Help!



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