Question about 1998 Toyota Corolla
I washed the engine off, then started the car about 6 hours later. It backed up five feet then died. Now it cranks over, but won't start. I thoroughly checked the engine for moisture and found none. It has a full tank of fuel. I determined there is no spark. The only previous electrical problem experienced was a no start were the tech replaced the ignition switch. All idiot lights work but the security light doesnt come on after I follow procedures to set the security feature. This is my mom's car so I'm not familiar with the security system. This is a standard model with no options. Got any sugestions where to go from here?
There is moister still in it so leave the hood opened for a good hot afternoon so it dries out
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
Hi this defiantly sounds like water in the electrics, it might even be the ECU for the engine, you can reset the ECU and maybe get it running again, what you have to do ( before starting this make sure you have radio code handy if it needs one!!!!!!) is remove the battery for 30 minuets, then reconnect it again and see if it will run, if not try again for another 30 minuets, then re-connect the battery and try it if this time it does run let id idle for 5 to ten minuets, make sure all the accessories are off none on, ie radio, lights ect..then turn it off , and disconnect the battery for about 30 seconds ( NOTE NOT MINUETS!! ) then reconnect it again, then it should be back to normal...hope this helps
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