Question about 2000 Toyota Camry
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: battery dying
No the alternator won't keep it running on a Toyota, the system is wired much different than most cars, found this out the hard way on same type of car. Test the alternator, raise the idle up to 1500 RPM turn on everything in the car, lites on high beam, ac blower on high, everything, voltage at battery should not be less than about 13.5 volts and not more than 14.7 volts, (clean battery cables first) if all that checks out you have a draw in the system, most common source is the glove box lite or trunk lite, on rare occasions a bad isolation diode in the alternator can cause a voltage draw, another test is to pull off the positive battery battery cable at night and lightly touch it to the battery post, if you see any faint spark there is a draw somewhere in the system, these types of issues can be heck to find, but not always, check what I said to. And last but not least clean the battery cables thoroughly, get a battery brush tool from parts store they are cheap, neutralize any acid with a solution of baking soda and warm tap water.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
SOURCE: battery not holding a charge
Normally all circuits should be dead when you switch off the ignition.
Only usual live one, is the radiator electric fan.
You should hear this running after you switch off, for only a short while, if you listen you can eliminate this.
Perhaps glove box, or trunk lights are sticking on ? but normally you only get them if side lamps are on, but still worth checking !
You will have to try disconnecting the battery over a weekend, if it is flat on Monday, it must be the battery.
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Posted on Jan 20, 2009
sounds to me that you have an igniton problem not a starter problem and or if you have or had an alarm system could be cause if u do give me feedback and i will explain but seems that your starter is fine from what u say but if you think in terms of the elemts to start a vehicle batery gives pwoer to ignition which sends to starter which gives spark etc i would check you ignition system something is causeing a short and not alowing starter to function
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Generally if charge light is on, alternator has a bad diode in it. This lets the charged battery lose its power by flowing in the reverse direction. It sounds as the alt., is either not connected right or is swtill bad
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
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