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#1 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 03:48 AM
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hi the last week i was involved in an accident and my car hit the concrete wall so the airbags came out and the front of my car got dented the problem is that my car turned off and it didn't turn on again when i try to start it I flip the switch complete but it doesn't do anything even a sound the battery is good everything work but i can't find what is wrong please could someone help me with this
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Follow the big red battery wire to the main fuse box and check fuses.
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all the fuses are good i checked them one by one the lights and all the rest of the car work is just that the engine doesn't start.
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all the fuses are good i checked them one by one the lights and all the rest of the car work is just that the engine doesn't start.

Does the starter crank the engine but it just won't start?
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Does the airbag deployment disable the RAV so that it won't run until the airbags have been replaced?

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Does the starter crank the engine but it just won't start?
no it doesn't crank
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Does the airbag deployment disable the RAV so that it won't run until the airbags have been replaced?
well i don't know if you're asking but i will ask that to a person to knows the toyota's if that is the answer thanks for the information
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no it doesn't crank

I have driven my Rav4 with the airbags disconnected so I don't think that's a requirement to start it. I would start by checking all fuses *under the hood and in the kick panel*. It does not take much to short out a wire to the frame and trip an important fuse. If they are all good I would check the connections to the ECU and the wire to the battery. Sometimes if they are corroded they will break inside the lug.
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Look at the starter motor wires on the starter for damage. They are in just the wrong place for front impact. The last two front impact crashes with the RAV4 I had to repair the starter wires and the starter. They were hit buy the fan shroud when the front end was hit.

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Ok I finally Found the problem and it didn't start because the cables of the switch got disconnected 'cause the accident I connected the Battery and the starter Direct and it Started that was the problem. Thanks guys for the help.
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