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i went out to my car today to try to start it...but when i crank the key...no noise comes up...its just silent. we tried to jump the car to see if it was a battery problem...but it still wouldnt work. the windows barely go up and down adn the clock is very dim. so i think the battery is weak...but it still should be enough to start the car.

so do you think its the battery thats bad or do i need a new starter?
 

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You might have a bad connection to the battery/starter. Is your battery corroded at all? That tends to cause problems with the connections to your teminals.
 

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Make sure the connection is solid on the terminal. Even if there is no corrosion, you can still have a bad connection. Make sure both cables are tight too.
 

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If you have a Voltmeter/Multimiter handy, measure the voltage across the battery. It should be 12V. If it is, your connections are the problem.
 

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On my Lexus I think I need a new starter. I got into the car tonight with/out the engine running, and attempted to start, and it clanked as if I had tried to start it with the engine already running? Does that sound like the bendix is catching, and not fully engaging?

Later

Bart
 
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