Question about 1998 Toyota Corolla
Today, after driving five minutes to get bagels, my car would not restart. When I turn the key, all I hear is one click. So far it has happened three times today, but if I turn the key off and on a few times it will start. I think it is either the starter relay in fuse box under hood or general solonoid on starter itself. I can not get the darn relay out of the fuse box under hood. It is the one labeled ST right. Even after I push back the lever it will not pull out. How do you get the relay out and do you think the starter is gone?
Coming from a Toyota tech, it sounds like the starter contacts are worn and time for a starter rebuild. parts are only available from toyota and and not expensive, and labour should be 1.5 hours.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
The relay is probably bolted in, and will have to be removed by unbolting it after removal of the fuse box. It could be the relay, although I doubt it. More likely other components beginning to fail such as the starter switch, the neutral safety switch, the contacts in the starter solenoid, or the battery itself.
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
Mine was doing the same thing....replaced the starter and no more problem
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
It is seem the starter is had it
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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