1998 Lexus GS400 that is having issues starting

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#1

Hello I currently own a 1998 Lexus GS400 that is having issues starting. it’ll start right up after sitting for a period of time, 30 min or more. Stalled out last night almost home, started right up this morning. Drove to work, wouldn’t start back up 5 minutes later, but again started right up an hour later. It started last night with the radio cutting in and out, then radio wouldn’t turn on at all. I noticed the interior lights getting kinda dim as well. Any suggestions as to what it might be?


#2

Check battery connections, then go by an auto parts store and have them check the battery and charging system. Lights going dim usually point to a weak battery - how old is it?


#3

battery not very old, replaced about 6 months ago


#4

Then check the cables, and have the charging system checked. It could be the alternator. Any idea how old that is?


#5

honestly no idea. bought the car last yr


#6

+1
When a car’s electronic devices work intermittently, that is frequently an indicator of a failing alternator.
And, a failing alternator can kill a relatively new battery, so I would suggest having the alternator’s output checked a.s.a.p.


#7

thank u I will check it out