Why is my car (Toyota Camry) turning of after a new battery was placed?


Asked by Sep 23, 2015 at 05:15 PM about the 2002 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi I everyone and any one that might be able to help. I have a 2002 Toyota
Camry, and so here I go. I went to my nearest Auto Zone and had my old
battery replaced. My care was running perfectly fine prior to the replacement
of the battery. So here's the problem, my car starts without any problem but
shuts right off. I have attempted to keep my car idling in the hopes that the
computer will learn and adjust to its previous settings but I've attempted to
do this for 2 day and still the same problem accursed. I also Checked to see
that all electrical components are running properly (which they are). So I went
back to Auto Zone to let them know the issue, so they did a battery test on
the "new" battery and it read " 0 power and 1%vultage" . I'm am trying to
figure out what is the underlying issue that is causing my car to keep turning
off. It was starting perfectly fine before the "new battery". Any help or advice
will be much appreciated. Thanks all for taking the time out to help me with
my issue.

8 Answers

Kelly Mayo

is the new battery testing bad???




It test 0 power and 1 % vultage

Kelly Mayo

so...did you get another battery?? put another new battery in it and confirm its fully charged and does not fail under a battery load test..if ok, then have the alt tested...im not getting replies to my emal in box..so ill leave this on a little longer


I had the second battery put in and tested as well as the alt. And it all turned out good. I guess what is left for me to do is check spark plugs and coils... Idk what else to do...

Seems to me....IF this vehicle had NO issues BEFORE this battery(batteries) were replaced, the responsibility for resolving this issue is with the repair person or garage. What we have learned over the years with these modern cars is ...just replacing a battery can require a trip to the car dealership to reset parameters(memory) erased when the battery cables were disconnected. Having said that...you might try the following. Turn the ignition on and make sure ALL accessories are OFF. Start this vehicle and try to keep the engine running until it warms up. Once the engine has warmed up...see if the engine will IDLE.(run without your foot on the gas pedal). If the engine will not idle....you will have to get to a repair garage and have the "resets performed with a "SCAN TOOL" BTW...one should NEVER attempt replacing a battery these days without a special tool called a "memory saver" plugged in to the vehicle. This Tool avoids this issue of "lost memory". What I do is use a "jumper box" connected to the battery cables BEFORE I disconnect the battery for replacement or electrical repair. Good Luck.


Thank u so much... The issue was resolved. The place I went to, to replace my battery installed it incorrectly. The cables were loose and intern the battery was not charging. I had them replace it with yet again a new battery (3rd one btw) and I had them check anything that could possibly affect my cars computer to effectively read the previous settings. After driving it for an hour my car was idling fine and remained on. But I did find out that my spark plugs were playing a roll in the problem. I really appreciate all the advice and help given to me. I will definitely recommend this site and will also be coming back. Thanks again.

Thanks for the update and letting us know the final resolution to this issue. Like I said...just replacing a vehicles battery could result in some serious issues with said vehicle e.g. loss of memory.

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