Some times the battery will have enough power to turn lights on but not enough to turn the engine over. Try to jump start it or replace battery with one you know is charged. By the way-nice car.
If none of your lights work , it sounds like a bad battery cable connection or a dead battery
The battery power is not reaching the starter. You have other problems...
If it will not turn over you have an electrical problem. Start by removing the battery cables and cleaning the cables and battery posts. If that does not solve the problem, then put a charger on the battery and let it fully charge. Turn on your headlights and try to start the car. If it still will not turn over and the lights do not dim you probably have a bad starter or starter solenoid. But make sure your battery is good. If you can jump start it with another vehicle the battery is bad. It can also be a defective ignition switch.
Dead battery? Loose or corroded battery cables? Wire disconnected at top of starter?
1990 toyota celica when jumper cables are hooked up dash lights turn on but the car won't turn over won't even click
WEAK BATTERY OR OR BAD STARTER.
if the battery is completely dead you cant get enought amps thru jumper cables to the starter motor
Sounds like you might have a battery problem. The clicking sounds are most likely the solenoid engaging and disengaging...there's probably enough battery power to engage your solenoid, but not enough to turn the engine over. You can check your lights, horn, etc., for evidence of a bad battery, and of course, always start by checking (and cleaning) your battery connections. Good luck. I wouldn't judge battery by lights, etc. My car wouldn't crank over...just lights on dash...tried jumping, etc. The lights were bright when not jumping. Turned out at Autozone (free check) that my battery had 12.0 V, needed 12.2V to check, and was only 24% charged (even tho lights were bright, etc). After charging for 3 hours, it was only 36% charged and was bad. I replaced the battery and the car immediately cranked and started. Hope this helps.
I just had the same problem .It was my starter if i hit it with a hammer it would start
See if the battery has water. Then see if it will jump with jumper cables. If it will start with jumper cables, your battery had enough amperage to make the lights work and the radio to play but not enough to start the car.
check your fuses The starter
Will it turn over? if yes then check for spark and fuel
The Starter, Is Bad.
First of all is the lights working in the car? (over head lights or any kind of lights) If your not getting anything at all (no lights) then you should check the battery. If the lights are working then I would check your starter. Most of the time if you take the battery somewhere to get checked they will do it for free. So I would start there. Did you try to get a jump to see if that would start it? Hope this helped some.
try checking the alternator try charging the battery with a car battery charger or getting a jump from a friend's car to get it to turn over
More than likely your battery is not holding enough charge to turn the starter. If you bang the starter gently (well, gently enough) with a hammer and it still doen't turn over you prob. have a bad battery. It may also be that your alternator is going bad. Most of the time it's the battery though. I just had the same problem and the battery is the cheapest thing you can replace to find out. If that doesn't work, you have a bad starter. Make absolutely sure that you get the right battery though, as it takes quite a bit of juice to turn over. (thus the problem with your current battery) Seems strange, but all of your interior lights, even your headlights should still work, but no start. Give it a try!
Go clean the battery connections, recharge the battery and then start. The connections you have now are just enough to turn on lights but not good enough to draw the power needed to turn the engine over. Clean the terminals and connectors and make sure they are tight. If after you clean the terminal connections it stil won't crank, then you probably have a dead cell in yoru battery but try the connections first before you go buy another battery.
It can be multiple things it could be the batter it could be your ignition many things can be causing it can you tell me if it tries to turn over or what it does when you try if your dome lights or head lights are very dim its your battery if it starts when jumping it most likely your battery.
Sounds like the battery has gotten weak. If the battery has been replaced recently maybe the alternator isn't charging it up. Some auto parts houses will load test the battery for you and tell you if it is weak. They can also check to see if it is charging the battery while it is running.
the battery may not have enough energy to turn on the lights. an is the engine turning over completely at the rate that it should be or is it struggling to turn? also check all of your fuses
why won't my acura tl start even though the battery isn't dead
Chances are that the battery does not have enough power to start the vehicle. The battery can be next to dead and the interior lights and some dash lights may come on, but a fully charged battery is necessary to start the vehicle. Have someone use a DC voltmeter to determine if you have the necessary voltage to start the vehicle. The battery should normally read 12.6 volts. If the vehicle has been sitting for a while, chances are it just slowly drained. This is called parasitic drain, and is usually a result of the clock keeping time, saving your radio station presets, etc. Normally, such a small parasitic drain does not affect the battery's ability to start the engine. However, if the battery was weak to begin with, then a minor parasitic drain could weaken the battery to the point that it cannot start the vehicle. First determine the current voltage of the battery. Determine how much voltage is currently in the battery (0v-12.6v). Try charging the battery and see if it holds the charge over the course of a couple days. If it does, then the battery probably has some life left in it. If it does not hold its charge very well, such as not even overnight, then you will definetily want to replace the battery as soon as possible. Hope this helps!
Possibly dead battery, defective starter, corroded battery cables, or bad ignition switch.