Battery or not?


#1

I have a 2000 Toyota Avalon. Sometimes it cranks, sometimes it doesn’t. I took it to two separate places and had it checked and they both said the battery and alternator are fine. What are my other options?


#2
 Try removing both ends of the battery cables (both of them) and cleaning both the cable and where it goes very well and reattaching making sure they are secure.

#3

Just curious – when it doesn’t crank, what do you do
to get it to start?


#4

How old’s the battery? If it’s more than a few years old, I’d just replace it. For one, it’s the cheapest alternative, and two, in my experience, it’s always been the battery.


#5

Along with cleaning the battery connections try starting the engine with the shifter in Neutral when the trouble happens again. If that works then check the Neutral safety switch for a intermittent problem. It may just need adjustment.


#6

I jump it off and it cranks immediately.


#7

I’m not sure how old the battery is. I bought it a year ago used.