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Car won't turn over. battery has life, but won't start.

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  • caterpillarb Jul 20, 2008

    I tried tapping the starter with a ratchet, but to no avail.

    When I turn the key, the car lights go on but there is no turn over.

    I had to jump it twice in the week before this happened. When I tried to jump it this time, nothing happened.

    I feel like it is not the battery because the car's lights go on...please help I don't know what to do!

    anyways it is a 1992 toyota corolla dx 4cylinder...any help would be appreciated.

  • caterpillarb Jul 20, 2008

    Thanks for the quick response, bbtoast!

    I battery terminals do seem corroded, maybe I just need to buy a new battery?

    I'll keep you updated, Brian. Thanks again!

  • bel17 Sep 17, 2008

    good god! My car has had this problem since about a year after I bought it. I've replaced the starter, the battery, the engine main relay, and had the ignition wires done too. It works for a while, then, when it doesn't feel like starting, it doesn't. I had a buddy give me a boost the other day and it didn't do anything for a little while.

    How would I go about looking at the neutral switch? I'm about to buy a new battery but as I've said, I've done that already.

    Thanks in advance

  • gentry1970 Sep 26, 2008

    car has fire will not start getting to much gas

  • zsoneal21 Nov 18, 2008

    I have the exact same car with the exact same problem. I'm going to see if its the NSS.

  • mamamae Nov 19, 2008

    had a problem once alarm going off car would not start, or bust. Yhe dealer put a new battery on. no problem, until now. Lights comeon, radio comes on. Car will not turn over will not say a word battery has life will not take a boost help



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Possible causes include a weak battery; corroded battery terminals; faulty neutral safety switch (this won't allow the car to start in any position other than P or N (if this car is an automatic.)

I had this same vehicle several years ago, with the exact same sypmtpoms, and I could not figure it out-- it was the neutral switch!

Let me know what you figure out!


Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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    Brian Berndt Jul 20, 2008

    You are welcome! You can use a wire brush to clean the battery terminals. Try that before replacing the whole battery!



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