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Engine won't start immediately, needs multiple key turns

I have a 1999 Corolla and whenever I turn the key to start my car, the engine won't start. It doesn't turn the engine over, it just makes a "click" sound and then does nothing. It typically starts after 5-10 turns of the key. I think it is the starter, is that right?

Also, is it easy to replace yourself? I just called a Toyota dealer and they said it would be about $600 to fix it, which seems extremely over priced. Can I grab one from a junkyard and do it myself? Thanks!

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I would take off your starter and take it to Autozone or somewhere else that will check it for free. It sounds like you may have a solenoid gone bad. If you dont want to that just goto a Junkyard and get you a starter and swap them and be done with it. Good luck to you,

SIncerely,

JC

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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