help needed thanks

Asked by Feb 14, 2017 at 03:21 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So i was driving my lexus its a 1995 model i
was driving then all of a sudden it dies with
no warning was running just fine hadnt been
makin any noise at all and i go to make a
right turn and dies so i get out and open the
hood thinking naybe my battery well i check
my cables ones loose so i tighten it back up
get back in the car all it will do is click so i
think i have a dead battery so i have
someone jump me off no luck but the kicker
is i have all my lights windows will roll down
car just clicks wont turn over or even crank
so my friend checks my battery power 15
and it can be as low as 12 i know so it wasnt
my battery so i thought it was altinator but
its not that spark plugs are fine my belts not
broke so im having trouble have no idea
what it is but dont wanna buy a bunch of
parts and them not fix it so any help would
be great thanks Es 300 lexus 1995

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First as always check for blown fuses, especially the mains, then check for voltage drops in the battery cables or try bending them and listen for a crackling sound, if you hear that then just replace the cables as corrosion has ruined them internally, next check the starter solenoid, sometimes tapping on it can make it work temporarily, maybe once or twice. Now you may also have an ignition problem, sometimes voltage trouble can damage the ignition module, don't know for sure but keep it in mind, if it runs fine cold but quits running when it warms up it could be the module.

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