Question about 2004 Toyota Corolla
Battery reading almost 13v, battery connections good, fuses appear good. No indication of any problem when turning the key (no click, no smoke etc.) no noise from starter, starter is not engageing. All visible connections like new, the engine compartment is clean, never had an oil leak or spill. Never had to add oil between changes.
Is the solenoid contacting? If it is and the starter is not turning, gently tap the motor with a piece of wood. The brushes may be worn.
Posted on Nov 24, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Radio and lights can work with weak battery, too weak to turn starter.
Noise when shutting off maybe dieseling due to fuel mixture too rich or timing off.
When you say car won't start do you mean starter turns but engine does not start, or do you mean starter does not turn.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
There are contacts located inside the solenoid of the starter that fail with age.
As the contacts where down, the starter likes to 'stick' and can take many tries to start, often requiring jostling like turning the wheel.
There are two options to correct this. The first obviously is to replace the starter.
To save some money you can replace the contacts instead.
Doing this requires unhooking your battery and removing the starter from the car.
Then remove the access plate on the back of the solenoid (3 8mm bolts), take out the plunger and spring. From there you can see the copper contacts, and how they have worn. Remove the 12m and 14mm on either side of the housing and push the bolts through to release the contacts and install new in the same order they came apart.
If you are taking this to a repair shop, be advised most independent shops will just try to sell you a $450 starter. Provide them these instructions or take it to a Toyota dealer and ask for "starter contacts" and they will know exactly what you need.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
bad connection from battery to car. If you hook up jumer cables adn you still have no lights, you have a bad connection. Loosen battery cables and wiggle them or take sandpaper and get a good clean connection.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
SOURCE: my 2000 Toyota tundra will
make sure your getting power to wire on starter as you turn the key to start position if not ignition switch could be faulty if you are getting power to starter coud be your starting motor
Posted on Sep 16, 2011
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