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I have a '93 Lexus LS 400. Car would not start

I have a '93 Lexus LS 400. Car would not start yesterday. Got it jumped. Would not start this morning. I realized yesterday the battery cables were corroded which has always been a problem with this car. I cleaned it with a quart of warm water, 1/2 cup soda, and a cup of vinegar. Would not start for a couple of hours. Then, hours later, I had driven about 3 miles when the lights were dimming, inside and out, I noticed the ABS code light was on, and the car started to slowly die. I managed to get off the road. Would not start, but interior light still worked although dimmer. Please tell me this is an affordable repair. Where should I take the car? (I got a ride home and will deal with it tomorrow morning). I have AAA.

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The starter needs to be replaced. I have a 1992 SC400 and this just happened. It is expensive because the starter is located in the middle of the engine inside so the whole top half of the engine has to come off. About 5 to 6 hours labor.

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The ABS probably came on because of the power problem it seems to be the most sinsitive sensor on a car.
You should clean the battery posts and connecting ends with either a piece of sand paper or metal brush and just wipe off don`t put grease or that battery spray on it.
it causes connection problems
You may need to replace the battery and have the alternator checked and tested don`t worry the test is free at auto zone and at battery specialist hopefully the alternator is testing good if not then theres the problem

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Sounds like you need a new alternator but I would replace battery cables and probably the battery as well.

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