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#68 of 82 2006 Corolla - Wont start. Not battery problem.
Jun 04, 2011 (12:47 pm)
Coincidentally I have the exact same issue - but mine is different in some respects.
Did not drive for 3 weeks. Dome light might have been on. The battery was drained completely. Jump-start worked twice. The first time I drove around 100 miles - still it would start with a lot of difficulty.
The second time I drove 7 miles(20 mins) and turned it off in the shopping lot of a parking lot. Came back and tried to start - the dashboard lights came on, but the car won't start. My friend tried the ignition too many times and the dash lights dimmed too. Tried jump-start: got a few strong sparks when the negative terminal was being connected to metal part on the engine. The headlights shone bright but the car won't start. Dash lights did not turn on. Next time I tried to jump-start no lights go on - neither the ones on dashboard nor the headlights. It's been dead since then. Another thing to add - the brake became really hard after this jump-start attempt.
I suspected the battery was absolutely bad and replaced it. But it still is completely dead after connecting the new battery too. No clicking sound, no lights. Could you point me in the right direction? do you think it would be an electrical/fuse problem? Or do you guys reckon there might be something else wrong?
#69 of 82 Will not start conditions
Jun 04, 2011 (4:31 pm)
If the car will not start and the battery checks good, more than likely it's the starter.
Sometimes you might get one "click" but no start. Then it might start on the next try.
I've heard it called the "corolla click". Over time the contacts wear out in these starters and you can have the starter replaced or get a replacement contact set. Starter replacement is the more costly option. The contact replacement is less expensive, but in both cases the starter has to be removed.
#70 of 82 2001 Corolla - many electrical things just went
Jun 15, 2011 (2:36 pm)
#71 of 82 2001 Corolla - many electrical things just went
Jun 15, 2011 (2:36 pm)
I'm just starting to look at this on my car. The first thing I noticed was that the power windows wouldn't go after I started the car. I thought maybe a wiring problem somewhere, since the front passenger door sometimes doesn't work.
Next, I have to get going. The gear shift won't get out of park.
Next I look at what is not right electrically. The fan motor won't go (dash) and the wiper motor won't go.
There is in the main fusebox one socket for a 50A fuse called "FL ABS" next to one called "FL ALT" (100A) that is missing, or maybe it originated that way.
The horn works. The headlights work. The blinkers do not work. I think I'm o=unable to move with the gear-shift issue!
Any help is appreciated!
#72 of 82 Re: 2001 Corolla - many electrical things just went [markgm]
Jun 17, 2011 (8:34 am)
Fixed... The gear shifter was in park, but electrically not all the way in park (in the front, near the radiator).
#73 of 82 power goes off in the middle of the road
Jan 02, 2012 (12:52 am)
engine shuts off while i am driving, after it can not start again until i touch almost every thnig without knowing what am doing. I suspect there iz loose cable, what that could it be ? Please help
#74 of 82 08 TOYOTA COROLLA FAILING PIECE AT A TIME
Sep 04, 2012 (11:31 am)
Three months ago, battery died and had it replace. Short time after, power lock on drives side door stopped working. 2 months later, power lock on drives side stopped working. 1 month later, rear door on passenger side when out. Now fan blower is acting up. It works sometimes. When it does work, speed fluctuates on its own; stops, then starts again. It still cools but the fan has a mind of its own; works when it wants. I was thinking an electrical short but have no clue at this point. I will need professional help, however, trying to get an idea... because I don't want to get railroaded. Help!
#75 of 82 Shudder when drawing electrical power.
Dec 18, 2012 (6:52 pm)
2010 corolla, 72K miles. Installed HID lights, and removed them cause system couldnt handle. Have added prestige remote start/security system.(they insist it draws very little juice) Removed trunk light.
Symptom: When rolling down express power window gets to bottom, slight shudder from the engine when window motor coming to a stop (draws a bit more current before it stops) or when the battery was low at one point..., stepping on brakes causes a shudder (shudders are when waiting at red traffic lights durng idle)
My battery dosent hold up for two weeks during Sandy superstorm when car was not used. I installed dash mounted solar panel to trickle charge battery every day (150mils- very little but to compensate) I think something is draining the battery.
Suggestions for most likely culprits?? The solar cell was a quick fix (connected direct to battery)
Installation of the HID lights ccaused some wire heating just under the steering wheel so I uninstalled them, but electrical drains are usually shorts, not past heated wires.
Or maybe the alternator isnt bad but going? Rolling down power auto express window shouldnt
have any affect on idle or make even a slight shudder when at light....
I did remove the trunk light, but wondering if there are any other culprits? The security system
does keep a security code on all the time, but I popped the led.
#77 of 82 Intermittent Electrical Problems
Dec 26, 2012 (5:42 pm)
Intermittently, when I start my 2007 Toyota Corolla the radio and clock do not work. When I get 10-15 miles down the road power returns to the radio and clock.