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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#2797 of 3858 Re: Rear light going on and off [user777]
Feb 07, 2007 (4:02 am)
the same exact thing is happening to me with my 2002 toyota corolla. i found out that along the trunk door are wires and the plastic that is encased around the wires have worn out and exposed the wires..the wires may have rubbed against something and the wiring is spliced...in turn my reverse lights dont work...and now my car will not start...the light use to go off and on when i closed the trunk door....its annoying...toyota used plastic to encase the wires and the wires are attached to the trunk when i open the trunk the wires rub against the trunk door...i can only imagine how much that will cost me to fix!!!!
Feb 07, 2007 (4:14 am)
its 18 degrees in white plains,n.y. and i did not drive my car in 2 weeks and now it will not start do you think the oil is frozen, i tried to give it a jump start boost and that will not start from the jump start either...what shall i do..should i change the battery...i cant drive my car will it will not move do you think i could change the battery all by myself..is it easy to do????...could it be a battery problem???
#2799 of 3858 Re: my car will not start [starchildb4u]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 07, 2007 (8:50 am)
You mean it doesn't "crank" (the engine won't turn over--it just sits there) or that it cranks and cranks but won't actually run?
If the starter motor won't spin the engine over at all, the battery is a good bet. Oil doesn't "freeze" but it can get thick enough to strain an old battery.
If the engine turns over very slowly but doesn't start, the battery could be weak. It should start with a jump.
If the engine cranks and cranks and the engine won't fire up, then it's not a battery problem but an ignition or fuel problem.
#2800 of 3858 Re: 1991 Corolla AllTrac - center locking differential problem [boyd4]
Feb 08, 2007 (1:26 pm)
There is a viscious coupler in the transaxle assembly that prevents the lurching problem under normal conditions. The fluid in the couple wears out with time which causes the lurch problem. Although it sounds/feels nasty when it happens it can be driven this way for thousands & thousands of miles. The repair is not cost effective on a 16 yr old car with 170k miles on it. It is also important that all 4 tires are an EXACT match for brand,model & size as unmatched tires just make the lurch more noticeable.
#2801 of 3858 Re: my car will not start [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 09, 2007 (7:21 am)
thank you ..actually the engine cranks and cranks and the engine wont fire, so my problem is the ignition or fuel problem.
#2802 of 3858 Re: my car will not start [starchildb4u]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 09, 2007 (9:21 am)
If you had an experienced person who knows where to squirt it (not on certain sensors in the intake system), some starting fluid would tell you if fuel's a problem--with a squirt of starting fluid, if it kicked right off, you'd know your engine wasn't getting fuel.
Ignition problems or a lack of current to the injectors is more difficult to diagnose by yourself and requires a mechanic to check that out.
If your problem is on again, off again, that makes it harder to figure out, certainly.
Now....if the car will start with a boost....then it's possible that your battery is too weak to give the engine a good spin....a lazy battery won't turn the engine fast enough for a start in very severe cold.
#2803 of 3858 Re: folding seats [bylaw30]
Feb 10, 2007 (5:08 pm)
I have a 99 CE. Back seats fold down 3/4 of the way. You need to open the trunk and look in just below the rear deck. There you will see on both sides handles, pull left handle for that to come down, right side pull that handle. One also must clear[move to the side]the safety belts so seats will come down
#2804 of 3858 Re: my car will not start [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 11, 2007 (6:14 am)
Thank you i fixed it, i needed to change a fuse and i gave the car a boost, initially i was using a portable mini jumper booster and purchased a larger portable jumper.. i thought all jumpers were the same. i guess not.. the bigger the more power...
#2805 of 3858 Re: my car will not start [starchildb4u]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 11, 2007 (12:10 pm)
Also never use cheap-o jumper cables...they can't carry enough current to the dead battery and they will start to burn up if you keep trying.
#2806 of 3858 Re: need help on removing busted fuse [mosquitonet]
Feb 11, 2007 (3:24 pm)
Did you figure out how you can get the 100A fuse out? I am in the same boat. I opened the fuse box and tried to get from underneath in vain. The whole section of those 3 fuses are kind off in a plastic enclosure. I don't want to break it to get to the fuse.I think there has to be a wy to get it out, I am lost for now.. I will try again tomorrow.
Any suggestions or advice are welcome. Thanks in advance.