Q: i have a 2004 Toyota solara. i recently changed the battery. now it wont start. Ii have headlights and doom but wont turn over

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i have recently had change battery. now it wont turn over. i have headlights and doom lights but no dash, radio or ac. it all worked prior to change. car also stuck in gear.

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Be sure that the "new" battery is actually fully charged. Also, be sure that the immobilizer (security) system off. If you suspect that the immobilizer may be "on", see these instructions. If the battery is fully charged and the immobilizer is deactivated, and the starter motor still does not operate, there are only two possible explanations: 1) either there is no power to the starter motor/solenoid, or an excessive voltage drop, hence the entire starter circuit would have to be diagnosed; or 2) there is power but the starter/solenoid itself is bad and that includes intermittent operation which does happen. If you desire that a specialist from YourMechanic determine which of these is the issue, and get it resolved, please request a no start diagnostic. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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