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Lexus es300 won't start. New battery/relay/starter motor. Engine won't crank at all

2002 model. No prior history of bad electrics. Dry and warm in California

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Make sure that the transmission is in park or neutral. Possible to have a bad neutral safety switch.

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  • Kardoc Jan 28, 2019

    Then take a volt meter and follow your 12volt battery current starting at the battery. Make sure that the relay is getting grounded to activate. Bypass the relay and see if the starter is getting 12 volts. Put 12 volts directly to the starter to see if it cranks.

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    Roger Oliver Jan 29, 2019

    Got the meter out and checked a few things. The connector on the starter solenoid was the issue. All going again now. Thanks Kardoc!

  • Kardoc Jan 30, 2019

    Glad that you took the time to trace the current and solve your problem and share your findings with me.

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Sounds like the neural safety switch is not in the exact position with the gear shift. Try this...turn key to start and hold...at the same time move the gear shift around the neutral or park position....let me know if this works.
lots of times this is the problem.

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Check ignition switch.

Posted on Jan 29, 2019

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 Lexus LS400 with a clicking sound

You may have corrosion inside your battery cables or a loose connection somewhere.

If you have a voltmeter connect one lead to the POSITIVE post of the battery and the other to the POSITIVE post on your starter while you have a friend crank the engine
WATCH YOUR HANDS!

This is called a voltage drop test and you should see less than 0.5v on the multimeter while you are trying to start it, if you have high resistance (corrosion bad connections) you will see a higher voltage. 0.5v is the MAX you should see.

Do the same test on the ground side of the circuit, connect to the NEGATIVE battery terminal and the starter case, your voltage reading should be 0.1v or less

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: how to change lexus es300 2002 cabin air filter

I just changed the cabin filter of my ES300. I found the instructions on the manual, under airconditioning and audio. It's pretty easy to do. I bought the filter from Kragen's for $21.95.

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chances are it is the starter itself

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SOURCE: 2002 Lexus ES300 Check Engine Light

You can disconnect your battery for a short period of time, 5-10 minutes should do it. There is no guarantee that the check engine light will not come back on in time, but it will make it go away at least temporarily.If you go to Autozone, 99% of the time they will hook up a code reader and diagnose your problem. It may be a minor and/or inexpensive fix. Please vote appropriately and leave feedback. I hope this helps and good luck.

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SOURCE: 1996 Lexus ES300 replacing starter

the starter is in the wright side of the motor under the cruis controls. remove the black cover and youll see it....

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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