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I have a avensis gs vvt-i 1800cc.................starting problem

need to check the battery charge if it is within the range of its starting capacity. if not, charge it or replace it. and need also to check the alternator if it is working. it may drain the battery after start and not charge fully. low battery charge, engine doesn't turn.

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the clicking noise is the starter selonoid because there is not enough power in battery, either fully charge the battery or get a jump start. if you have any other problems just let me know and i will try sort it for you. good luck

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Have a 1998 sunfire wont hold charge, belt seems loose how much play should there be?

if it won't hald a charge, a couple of things may be the cause, 1. make sure that the battery is fully charged, have a LOAD test done on it,, just because you get a reading of `12 volts doesn't mean its fully charged in the starting sense,, you need a required amount of amps to actually start a motor, doing a load check on the battery will tell you if you have one or more bad cells in the battery itself, which will make you think that its a charging problem, once you have a known GOOD battery with the correct amps to start the vehicle,, go ahead and start it up,, with a meter, check the battery posts,, ( make sure all connections to the battery are clean and tight ) with the meter in place and the car running you should get a reading of between 13.5-14.5 volts, if you do then the alternator is doing its job, and you should have no more problems, if its not, again, then you have an alternator issue, or as your asking, maybe a belt problem, to address your question, a belt should have just under 1/2 inch of play at the widest section of no contact,,by that I mean,, if the distance between the power steering pump and the alternator has the biggest gap of no pulley contact,, thats where you would check for the 1/2 inch of play , On most newer cars you have an idler arm and a idler pulley that takes up the tension, so if you find that the belt is extremely loose, your problem may be in the idler adjustment, or it could just have a weak or bad return spring

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Truck isn't starting. Starter doesn't click when key is turned. Weak electrical - lights are dim and nothing comes on (radio,clock,etc) when I turn key to accessory position. Has had prior...

you have to have 12.4 volts showing on your battery to even attempt to start your car,, you need to completely charge the battery , ( if you have a walmart near you, they will not only charge it for you, but they run a Load test , which tells how the battery holds up under a Load , such as when trying to start the vehicle,, ) I would venture to say that you have a bad battery ,, it only take one bad cell to make it pretty much worthless, Plus the alternator is being over worked trying to charge it as it runs the car for you after starting,, ( note, never disconnect the battery when the car is running to check to see if the alternator is working, that will result in bad problems , such as computer stoppage) once your sure you have a fully charged, good battery in place, use a volt meter to check ,, start the vehicle and place the meter probe's on the battery terminals,, you should get a reading of no less than 13.5 volts, and should see that up to 14.5 volts on the meter, if you do the alternator is doing its job.

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My chevy aveo 2006 model, after having problem with my alternator and replacing it with a new one, the engine lamp suddenly blinked. engine & other power sounds ok. What seem to be the problem

your engine lamp could have blinked for many reasons, as far as your alternator and battery system, make sure the battery is fully charged, when it is, you should get a reading of 12.4 volts, checking it with a volt meter doesn't necessarily mean thats charged fully as far as amps, you should have your battery LOAD tested to make sure it can fully charge and hold that charge, once its charged the alternator should keep it that way , if you test the posts with a meter while the motor is running you should get a reading of anywhere between 13.5 to 14.5 volts, when checking the battery , make sure all connections are clean and tight

Jul 18, 2011 | 2005 Chevrolet Aveo

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Trying to start the car I get "instant draw-down" of the battery and the car won't start--the battery is fully charged

the battery may be fully charged but that doesn't mean that it doesn't have a weak cell, next time you go to start the engine remove all of the battery filler caps (if it has any) & get someone to look into the holes to see if they can see if any of the cells are bubbling,if any are the battery is faulty & needs to be replaced......hope this helps......cheers.
PS. don't get your eyes to close when looking into the holes of the battery,it might be safer to use a mirror.

Jun 28, 2011 | 1990 Plymouth Horizon

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Got new battery and starter ran for 2 days, then unable to start. had to jump it. but would not continue running. any ideas

If it will run with a boost hooked up, or with battery fully charged, then alternator needs to be tested. Charge battery back up, check and record voltage before starting ,then start it and check voltage when engine running . It should increase when engine is running, otherwise something wrong with alternator itself, or wiring to or from it. Clean and inspect wiring to be sure.

Nov 12, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

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I have a 2003 dodge durango v8 and the motor will not start. When I turn the key the engine makes no sound at all. The lights in the interior work, as well as the keyless entry. Is this a battery problem...

The problem is most likely the starter, but you should ensure that the battery is fully charged before proceeding. The battery doesn't need to be fully charged to run just about all the interior lights and the head lights, but attempting to crank the engine is a large current draw, and can drop voltage quickly on a partially discharged battery.

If the battery is fully charged, continue to checking the starter.

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Jump start the car and start it only for it to die a few minutes later. could this be the altanator or batery?

It is the alterntor, if the charging system was ok the engine would continue to run. Make sure the battery is fully charged (engine cranks fast) before you replace the alternator or you could burn out the new alternator from overheating.

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