1993 Lexus SC400 won't start - not even turn over (intermittent)

10

Asked by Nov 01, 2013 at 09:10 AM about the 1993 Lexus SC 400 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Came out of work...would not start ( not even a clicking sound) - tried to jump it...nothing.  Pulled battery then put it back in...started right up. This morning, again, dead. Jumping did not help. disconnected battery cables and reattached - still nothing. Interior lights work, but when I try to adjust power seats, they barely move and the lights dim to almost nothing. Assuming it's an electrical issue...but very confused. Any thoughts? (It was raining last night - so not sure if that had anything to do with it)  Scheduled to have timing belt/waterpump/serpentine belt all replaced this week...but need it to start to get car to the garage...

3 Answers

400

Something might be killing your battery or you need a new one. how old is the battery?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

Not sure. Bought car about 3 weeks ago...was running okay (though I knew I needed waterpump/timing belt changed). When I pullt he battery cables I gett the sparks...and when I tried to Jump it, there was no improvement...which makes me think it's not the battery. On older cars, I had to replace distributor cap/rotor which fixed the issue of not starting in the rain. Not sure if this is still a symptom on newer cars. I know there are 2 dist. caps on this...but unsure if rain would effect the electrical system.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

Auto parts places like Pep Boys will test your battery for free. Good intensive load test, etc....

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

SC 400

Looking for a Used SC 400 in your area?

CarGurus has 57 nationwide SC 400 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Lexus SC 400 Questions

Lexus SC 400 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 70
#1 Mick Ireland
Mick Ireland
Reputation 70
#3 Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Reputation 60
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus SC 300
34 listings
Used Lexus LS 400
215 listings
Used Ford Mustang
683 Great Deals out of 44,710 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
213 Great Deals out of 22,175 listings starting at $3,850
Used Lexus ES 300
22 Great Deals out of 919 listings starting at $1,495
Used Lexus GS 300
23 Great Deals out of 726 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Supra
56 listings
Used BMW 3 Series
1,013 Great Deals out of 31,437 listings starting at $1,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.