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Will not start, battery is new, it just clicks and nothing. turn it off, try again and nothing, try again and it starts

Dealer said that someone replaced the battery cable and that caused the problem. Once I get it started it runs great. The lexus dealer tech said the starter and solenoid is good. But when I try to start it, nothing, just click. If I keep trying, turn key to start click no start, turn off key. try it again, it starts. confusing? some mornings it takes up to 5 minutes to start, turning on the key nothing, turn off the key. Wait a few minutes, try it again, nothing.

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If the clicking is coming from the starter motor then its the solenoid going, there is a pin that engages the starter to the flywheel, over time the pin wears out and does not engage, causing the clicking sound.

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Try cleaning and tightening well the battery connections along with the battery wires to the solenoid and starter motor.

Bad connections and low voltage of 12 volts can result in this anomaly.

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SOURCE: '98 Lexus ES300 Won't Start--But Has New Battery!

If your is exhibiting the same signs as a dead battery it really sounds like your alternator is bad. If you are handy, you can remove the alternator and take it to an autoparts store like autozone and they will test it for you. This is not a hard job to do, usually 2 electrical connections, 3-5 mounting bolts and you have to pop the belt off. Just reverse it to install a new one. Good luck! - Nick

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 Lexus LS400 with a clicking sound

You may have corrosion inside your battery cables or a loose connection somewhere.

If you have a voltmeter connect one lead to the POSITIVE post of the battery and the other to the POSITIVE post on your starter while you have a friend crank the engine
WATCH YOUR HANDS!

This is called a voltage drop test and you should see less than 0.5v on the multimeter while you are trying to start it, if you have high resistance (corrosion bad connections) you will see a higher voltage. 0.5v is the MAX you should see.

Do the same test on the ground side of the circuit, connect to the NEGATIVE battery terminal and the starter case, your voltage reading should be 0.1v or less

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SOURCE: 92 Lexus LS400 only clicking noise when I turn key to start

There are a number of things that could cause that. Try turning the key to the on position and crossing the starter terminals with a screwdriver. If it starts you have a bad ignition. If it still just clicks your starter has seized up or your battery might be lacking the charge to do the job. Hope these help you.

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SOURCE: Lexus SC300 95 Several tries before starting.

Had the same problem. In my case, it was the battery cable ends that needed replacing. Car works fine now.

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