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My Is200 Sport Won't Start !


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I drove my IS200 Sport into my garage last night, no problem. Went to start it this morning and it just whined at me, didn't turn the engine over either. I did wash the car yesterday but didn't open the bonnet.

Any of you knowledgable guys and gals have any ideas? before I call the AA.

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This may be worth a try - put it in gear, 4th or 5th shoud do, and try to push it slightly. I don't know if Lexus's have this problem but I had a car not too long a go which would do this occasionally, and just moving the engine, and hence flywheel slightly seemed to do the trick. I think the teeth on the flywheel just slightly disagreed with the starter motor teeth.

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Thanks to all of you. But the AA diagnosed it as being flooded !!! and sure enough it was.

It was my fault, yesterday I took it out the garage .... washed it .... and put it back in the garage. The automatic choke got confused and thought it had to allow a lot of fuel in (because it was cold) and hence the flooding. Silly me. But word to the wise, the AA man said that this happens a lot with auto chokes. Still I won't be doing that again.

Thanks again folks.

Pete

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The way I understand I didn't run the engine long enough to burn off the excess fuel and it remained there until I tried to start it this morning.

I suppose because the weather was cold yesterday that caused the auto choke to 'over compensate'. But Maybe a more techie person might describe it better.

Pete

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