90 camry won't start...

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Old 26 Oct 2005, 10:30 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 90 camry won't start...

I drove the car home this afternoon, parked it. I forgot to pick up
something so I went back to the car but it wouldn't start. The engine
turned for 1-2 sec (very slowly)(sounded like two slow turns) Then nothing.
I turned the key again and got a rapid clicking...

Later... tried it again and it did the same thing... 2 slow turns and then
clicking...
I'm going to boost it tmrw and I think it will start but I'm not sure what's
wrong... The battery read 11.7 volts. The clicking noise is from the
starter but this only happens after trying it once(engine turns). Could
this be the battery that is just old?...

Thanks for your input...


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Old 27 Oct 2005, 05:52 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 90 camry won't start...

your battery is dead a fully charged battery is apx 13v,11.7 is apx 25%
charged

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Old 27 Oct 2005, 08:59 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 90 camry won't start...

How long should a battery last (years) on average...

"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> your battery is dead a fully charged battery is apx 13v,11.7 is apx 25%
> charged
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Old 27 Oct 2005, 09:33 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 23:30:24 -0400, "DSPL" <dspl@NOSPAMvideotron.ca>
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>I drove the car home this afternoon, parked it. I forgot to pick up
>something so I went back to the car but it wouldn't start. The engine
>turned for 1-2 sec (very slowly)(sounded like two slow turns) Then nothing.
>I turned the key again and got a rapid clicking...
>
>Later... tried it again and it did the same thing... 2 slow turns and then
>clicking...
>I'm going to boost it tmrw and I think it will start but I'm not sure what's
>wrong... The battery read 11.7 volts. The clicking noise is from the
>starter but this only happens after trying it once(engine turns). Could
>this be the battery that is just old?...
>
>Thanks for your input...
>

That voltage is low. Sometimes a battery will give no warning of its
impending demise. If that is the original battery you are about due.
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Old 27 Oct 2005, 11:11 am   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: 90 camry won't start...

It was the battery... Thanks...
"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> your battery is dead a fully charged battery is apx 13v,11.7 is apx 25%
> charged
>



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Old 27 Oct 2005, 06:04 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: 90 camry won't start...

I coulda sworn "DSPL" <dspl@NOSPAMvideotron.ca> typ'd:

>How long should a battery last (years) on average...


Heh, heh, heh . . . no such thing as average battery life.

I have several lead-acid batteries in vehicles, some two-wheeled and
some four-wheeled. I've tried to always get good batteries for
reliability, but I can tell you some last a long time, some don't.
There doesn't seem to be a pattern except that if you run them flat
regularly they don't.

OK, I guess 4-5 years has been typical . . . .

The shortest was less than two years on a Yuasa in my '72 Honda CB500
motorcycle before it developed an internal short (it was replaced
under warranty).

The longest was a Dears Sigh-hard that lasted THIRTEEN YEARS in my BMW
K75 motorcycle. Unheard of.

-Don (still amazed at that one)
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Old 27 Oct 2005, 10:41 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Ive had 2 new defective batteries last 6 months and many 3-5 years.

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