Discharge warning light came on for a minute & then turned off.. I had the battery & alternator checked. All good they said. Next day, light stayed on. Wouldn't start. All the warning lights, buzzards come on, but it wont turn over. No click or nothing. Tried jump starting it, nothing. Any ideas??


Asked by Tee63 Mar 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM about the 1993 Toyota Celica ST Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


What is the voltage in the battery? Are the terminals clean and tight? I would say that your battery needs replacing.


So, I was told battery terminals are clean. They checked them & they r on their tight. Not sure of the voltage.

Not Active

take a look at the chipped away date on the sticker, the ability for a battery to keep it's charge degrades 10% per year, according to one expert.

Not Active

they are made from antimony now. NO more lead! hooray for Engineering!

Not Active

test the voltage. Should be reading 13.5 volts all day long....now a load test, to see how much dead short it can take, can be destructive, but is important to see if it can go the whole nine yards....something like this...best let sleepin' dogs lie, after all you aren't trying to start a high-compression jet-engine, no it's an easy to turn 4-banger! probably could run just the same with a dead battery in my experience!....yah, in Wisconsin...even healthy batteries go dead at -17 degrees, a friend will push start you and you'll scoop 'em up later....yah-

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Looking for a Used Celica in your area?
CarGurus has 473 nationwide Celica listings starting at $2,500.

Search Toyota Celica Questions

Toyota Celica Experts

#1 dandyoun
Reputation 520
#2 FordNut
Reputation 400
#3 tenspeed
Reputation 260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
748 Great Deals out of 55,557 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,017 Great Deals out of 69,891 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford Mustang"
609 Great Deals out of 41,268 listings starting at $1,695
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse"
47 Great Deals out of 1,768 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Camry"
1,098 Great Deals out of 82,621 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Supra"
50 listings
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
270 Great Deals out of 9,884 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
469 Great Deals out of 25,835 listings starting at $2,250
Used Honda Accord"
876 Great Deals out of 71,797 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Toyota Celica For Sale
22 listings starting at $4,995
2004 Toyota Celica For Sale
24 listings starting at $4,999
2003 Toyota Celica For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 72 listings starting at $3,200
2002 Toyota Celica For Sale
60 listings starting at $3,395
2001 Toyota Celica For Sale
71 listings starting at $2,999