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Old 09-16-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Help, On vacation & truck won't start!

Good morning all, I could really use some help!

I am on vacation 700 miles from home and my truck stopped.

It started fine yesterday. I went to get some breakfast this morning and it worked fine. When we came out about 5-7 minutes later, it wouldn't start. When I insert the key and turn, the check engine light and ABS light flash very quickly, but the starter doesn't even click. The headlights do not work at all. The power doors sound like they work, but do not lock/unlock the doors. The power windows do not work. My ScanGuage turns on and all it says is "Connecting...".

Any ideas abut what the problem could be? Is my battery going dead?

Thanks for any and all help!!!!!

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Old 09-16-2009, 07:44 AM   #2
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Very possible the battery is dead. Can you get a jump to see if it will turn over?
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:45 AM   #3
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Battery or alternator would be my guess. hope its the battery....GOOD LUCK!!!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:45 AM   #4
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I would also suggest checking into the obvious: battery connections, look for blown fuse, etc.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:58 AM   #5
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dead battery or bad connections on your posts. maybe a lil more info on your truck?
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What year is ur TAco ?
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:03 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the fast replies... You guys are the best!

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dead battery or bad connections on your posts. maybe a lil more info on your truck?
Sorry..... Silver 2005 DC PreRunner with about 63,000 miles (bought it new).

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Old 09-16-2009, 08:06 AM   #8
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Status? Have you found anything?
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Have had that happen. It's usually the battery. The Rav4 I had did that. Started and ran fine in the morning. Went to start it after work and the battery was dead. Jumped it, let it charge, and tried starting it again, no go. Took it to a Toyota service center and the battery had a dead cell. One dead cell in the battery was enough to render the battery useless.
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Nothing yet.... I had to walk about a mile back to my hotel. I brought back the "Jump Starter" I borrowed before the trip. Unfortunately it also was dead. As soon as that is charged, I will walk back and try to jump it.
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:22 AM   #11
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When you do get it running, head to the first parts store and have the battery checked and alt tested.
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yeah def sounds like a dead battery or alternator
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yea my battery went out this past weekend, get yourself an optima with a 3 year warranty, with close to the same cca rating... and you will never regret it

get the red top if u want starting power, yellow if you want accessory and starting power
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I really appriciate all the advice, THANK YOU!!

I got it jumped and it got me to an auto parts store. As soon as I shut it off, I could not get it started again....

The guy at O'Reilly said that the battery was no good, I put in a new one and it started right up.

Thanks again!

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