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Toyota yaris 2005 wont start right away

I have a 2005 Toyota yaris that has never given me any problems.
Lately it does not start on one crank.
I originally thought it may need a service. So i got a mechanic to service it. He changed the oil,oil filter, spark plugs, and air filter. It seemed fine for , one day, then it began not starting on one crank again.
So i the next day the mechanic changed the fuel filter, but again this did not solve the problem. So on sunday the car would not start at all. So i suspected the battery may be low, seeing as it has never been changed. But oddly enough, all of the light in the inside of the car, and radio played with no problem. So on sunday i got a jump, drove the car for awhile to charge the battery. It started for the rest of the day, but still not with one crank, usually taking two to three cranks. So on Monday i went and bought a new battery, which seemed to solve the problem for about a day, and then it was back to a delayed crank or two cranks to start the car. I know its not the alternator because after the car is started i disconnected the battery and the car kept on humming.
The car runs perfectly when started. Dont know if this makes a difference but, today i started turning the key on and letting it sit for about 5-7 seconds before cranking it and that seems to do the trick with making it start with one crank. Can anybody tell me what going on , before i take it to the dealership and get screwed over with a outrageous fee???????

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Have them check the crank or cam sensors these could give you prolonged cranking.

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You may have something binding or stuck. Sometimes the track will get out of place or jammed and this can break a piece of plastic off and cause problems. Perhaps the motor has failed.

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SOURCE: service 4 wheel light comes

There is a common problem with false "service 4WD" messages. The PCM or FDCM (final drive control module) may need to be updated. Also make sure that when you switch into 4WD, it is ACTUALLY IN 4WD. If everything appears to be working correctly, but there is still a message, there is one thing you can try:
You can check the transfer case actuator connector. It is the only electrical connector on the transfer case and is located underneath the center of the vehicle towards the driver side. Disconnect it (Carefully! The connector here has a tendency to seize into place. You don't want to break it or the tabs.) and check the wiring for dirt and debris around the connector. Also check for corrosion (green or white crusty stuff) on the metal connector terminals.
One other problem I have encountered was the axle shift solenoid in the front differential. The wires were broken inside the differential assembly. However, in this case the 4WD system was not functioning properly.

So, your question being what usually needs to be serviced, the answer is one or more control modules probably need to be flashed (updated). This obviously requires you to go to a dealership. However, you can visually check your transfer case connector to see if there are any potential wiring issues involved. Again, BE CAREFUL when disconnecting and reconnecting this component.

Hope this helps!

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