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I have a Toyota Landcruiser Ute (1985) Model HJ75RP-MRQ3. I put the key in and turn....no click, no sound at all, the key just turns. No radio, no headlights. I thought it might be the battery but it started ok after 7 attempts, at that point it seemed like a loose connection somewhere. I took it for a 40 minute drive, turned the engine off, tried to start again....nothing. I think I was lucky when I jump started it, sounds like a loose connection, when I turn the key sometimes it clicks and the rdio air con spark into life, sometimes not. I live in remote NT and no mechanics around so any help ASAP would be much appreciated. Sparkplugs??

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  • antbotak Sep 24, 2009

    lets get something sorted here HJ75 doesn`t have spark plugs it it is a4liTre diesel. 2h motor, if you run on petrol it is a FJ75. lets assume it is a2f motor ,when you turn the key you say nothing happens ,does that mean the motor doesnt turn over ?you have confused me because after 7 attempts it started can you clarify exactly what happens ,and i will be able to advise you --- I` m ony in PERTH . when you got it started was it with jumper leads from another vehicle or a tow or did it start from its own battery ?? "youdoit"


    Hi "youdoit"
    It's a diesel engine.
    The motor doesn't turn over.

  • antbotak Sep 24, 2009

    Thanks for your rapid response youdoit.

    It's a diesel engine.
    jump leads were used from another car.
    When I turned the key the Ute did not turn over.



  • antbotak Sep 24, 2009

    OK I'll try a new battery.
    No lights or anything when it's just standing
    485,000 kms on the clock

  • antbotak Sep 24, 2009

    Thanks for your help, I feel confident we will figure it out.

  • antbotak Sep 25, 2009

    youdoit strikes again....indeed it was the battery and the "big red" strikes again, thanks for your help. I feel I need to do a basic mechanics course as it would be good to have an idea about the basics at the very least, living remotely.
    Have a great weekend.
    Anthony

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Lets get something sorted here HJ75 doesn`t have spark plugs it it is a4liTre diesel. 2h motor, if you run on petrol it is a FJ75. lets assume it is a2f motor ,when you turn the key you say nothing happens ,does that mean the motor doesnt turn over ?you have confused me because after 7 attempts it started can you clarify exactly what happens ,and i will be able to advise you --- I` m ony in PERTH . when you got it started was it with jumper leads from another vehicle or a tow or did it start from its own battery ?? "youdoit"

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  • kerry littleton Sep 24, 2009

    OK IF IT DOESNT TURN OVER ON ITS OWN BATTERY FIRST THING ,BEG ,BORROW OR STEAL ANOTHER BATTERY, PUT IT IN THE VEHICLE AND TRY IT . IF IT DOESNT TURN THE MOTOR OVER THEN I` LL KNOW WHERE TO START. HOW MANY KLMSON THE CLOCK? DO YOU HAVE LIGHTS ETC WHEN THE VEHICLE IS JUST STANDING??

  • kerry littleton Sep 24, 2009

    I will stand by ,as I have several things to get you to do if the new battery doesnt work "youdoit "

  • kerry littleton Sep 24, 2009

    DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THEN, IHAD TYPED ALL THIS OUT AND THE SCEEN WENT BLANK SO YOU MAY GET THIS TWICE ,,, IF IT STARTED ON ANOTHER BATTERY IT MAY BE THAT YOUR BATTERY DROPPED A CELL,BUT IT MAY BE THAT IT WAS NOT BEING CHARGED GET A VOLT METER AND CHECK THE VOLTS AT THE BATTERY THEY SHOULD BE 13 TO 14 V WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING IF NOT YOU SHOULD GET YOUR ALTERNATER CHECKED AND THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT THERE IS SOMETING DRAINING YOUR BATTERY WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STANDING .IF THAT IS THE CASE YOUR BATTERY MAY JUST NEED CHARGING I HOPE THIS SORTS AFEW THINGS OUT FOR YOU, ANY OTHER QUERIES LET ME KNOW " YOUDOIT "

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