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Possible 1997 Toyota Corolla Starter Problems

When I turn the key, I'll get just one good ''CLICK.'' And that's it. Sometimes the engine will turn half-way. Sometimes the engine will turn, but slowly. The problem comes and goes. Some days my car will start completely normally, other days it just goes ''CLICK'' and that's it.

My battery should still be good, it's only 2 years old, still has a lot of weight, and the terminals are clean.

My guess is my starter is beginning to die on me. If so, is replacing the starter a complex process? Can it be done without jacking up my car?

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  • werick Mar 08, 2009

    Do you by chance have a picture or diagram of the starter in the engine bay so I could locate it? I'd like to try this on my own for the experience and saving money. Bad economy = less hours at work anyway.



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It is a starter if this is a 4cilynder you dont have to jack up the car.which i believe it is.the job is not that bad thanks for your question please rate my response

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    mike loshbough Mar 08, 2009

    sorry but i dont post other sights but i whould go to autozone they should have a diagram .it is located on middle to drivers side on top of trans mission you will have to remove air cleaner box and hose


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Double check your battery connectors and the starter wiring. Get yourself a cheap voltmeter and next time you have the problem check your battery voltage. Doesn't sound like a problem with the starter.

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