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Now what? Changed alternator but car still won't start.

We just changed the alternator on a 1987 Toyota Corolla 4 door sedan. The "new" battery was recharged several times to get to the parts store and back and the starter worked fine each time. Once the new/remanf alternator was installed and the battery recharged through a jump, as had happened 5 times before, the car would not start anymore. Why?

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  • dlorth Oct 25, 2008

    ive got the same issue on a 91 toyota land cruiser??????

  • roscottjr Mar 27, 2009

    We just changed our alternator due to the battery not chargeing. We also checked all wires and it still does not charge. Are we missing something? Parts store even checked the alternator and said its chargeing fine.

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Is this the solution for a starter motor that whirs and does not engage?
Coincedentally the bottom water hose of the radiator leaks, so must have been running hot.
Favourite son did not notice this!!

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A dropped/disconected starter solenoid cable is a good candidate, a heavy cable runs from the battery to the starter, a lighter cable runs from the ignition to the starter solenoid, the ignition key throws the solenoid which engages the starter pinion gear in the flywheel, and connects the cable to spin the starter motor. even loose may not be producing enoug current to fully engage the starter.
there is a fusible link in the battery cable that is a good candidate.
if the battery were disconnected during alternator changeover, look for loose cables at the battery posts, and corrosion on the posts.
if the battery was not disconnected look for collapsed positive plates on one or more cells of the battery..

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