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Starter won't disengage after starting

After I start mt es300 I can hear the starter whinning as it tries to keep up with the engine. It appears that the selonoid is remaing energized after I release the key from the start position. I replaced the starter with a new one and it did not fix the problem. Is there a elay or other component I should be looking for or is this possibly the ignition switch itself?

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SOURCE: Starter, Ignition or Battery

please check for dirty , battery terminals

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SOURCE: 2003 es300 starter does not work

the starter solinoid is bad

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SOURCE: 1996 lexus es300 will crank but it will not turn

95 es 300 crank but not start

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SOURCE: 1996 Lexus ES300 replacing starter

the starter is in the wright side of the motor under the cruis controls. remove the black cover and youll see it....

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SOURCE: my 93 lexus es300 doesn't start. i can hear the

i have a brand new battery in a 1993 lexus es 300 the horn blows but lights will not come on neither will it start ive tried twisting the wires and taping the starter still will not start.

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

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SOURCE: 1997 Lexus SC300. 113,000 miles.

You most likely have a short in the wiring to the starter.

Last time I saw something like that a vehicle's exhaust headers created heat which eventually melted the wire's insulation and several of the wires were exposed and shorting on each other and the ground of the vehicle. If possible, get the car on a lift and inspect your starters wiring....

Hope this helps...

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

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