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After cleaning battery cables toyota camry will not hold a charge

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  • lisa erdmann Jan 19, 2013

    the battery worked before I took the cable off to clean

  • lisa erdmann Jan 19, 2013

    also it starts right away with a jump could I have triggered a anti theft device

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How old is the battery? This behavior is typical of a dying battery. Either that or the voltage regulator module in the alternator has failed.


A crude test is to start the car, turn the lights on high beam, and have someone watch them as you rev the engine.If the lights flare up with revs, the battery is probably at the end of its life.


If the lights stay dim, the suspect the voltage regulator. It is a common enough failure.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013

  • Geoffrey White
    Geoffrey White Jan 19, 2013

    And....less commonly, there is something causing a large current drain out of the battery when the car is standing.

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