Car wont start

Asked by Mar 01, 2019 at 09:19 PM about the 1993 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car wont turn over, it has no dash
lights. Will start if i cross the starter,
but the battery goes dead

1 Answer


Crossing the starter eliminates the electrical draw of everything else in the starting system and fortunately, this gave you enough power to start. The problem is that you have a dead or dying battery; you might have enough juice to light the lights, but not enough to turn the starter motor. Jump start the car properly; leave donor hooked up long enough to charge your battery, at least ten minutes. If your car starts, fine. If it does not start, replace your battery. After either of these, go to an auto parts store and have any codes read. They may point you to the reason your battery died.

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