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2006 Toyota Corolla LE engine won't start when everything seems fine


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jordancastel
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Sep 3, 2017, 11:41 PM

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2006 Toyota Corolla LE engine won't start when everything seems fine Sign In

2006
Toyota Corolla LE
1.8 L 4 Cylinder
230k miles

Please allow me to provide a bit of a backstory: One morning I started this car to go to class and started it again to go home, about 2 hours in between each start. By noon, in 106 degree weather, when heading home from class I stopped to run into a convenience store. I was in there for no more than 3 minutes when I come back to find the engine would not start. Dash lights, headlights, radio, and a/c all still work fine. I took the the battery to get tested and it checked out fine. Starter, fuel pump and filter, ignition were all inspected and checked out okay as well. I will have it further inspected soon, but for now can anyone knowledgeable on this type of situation provide any info on what may be suddenly causing a no-start? Does extreme hot weather play any factor?
Edit: The battery is about 2 years old now, an employee conducted a test and said it read as nearly fully charged, which did not make sense to me, considering I drive pretty much daily. Is the battery going faulty? I've thought about buying a new, but I want to be sure that it's the problem.

Much appreciated.


(This post was edited by jordancastel on Sep 4, 2017, 12:01 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 4, 2017, 3:04 AM

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Re: 2006 Toyota Corolla LE engine won't start when everything seems fine Sign In

Yes on heat matters so do extremes of anything. What doesn't happen when you try to start it? Doesn't crank engine or does but not start? You approach those differently.
No sound from starter at all suggests at the wild high miles (240K) ignition switch to or on way to trigger starter isn't doing it or making it "trigger starter."
If that the hunt for where it drops out WHILE it happens or it would be just guessing.


BTW - just FYI that the quick stop time an engine and area is much hotter (out of control) for a while because fan(s) and cooling system is off the heat just rises aggravates weak things of assorted kinds. Lots possible if it doesn't stay happening just guessing and looking for where or what items catch that heat than could cause the problems gets costly to just toss stuff at it,


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Hammer Time
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Sep 4, 2017, 5:31 AM

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Re: 2006 Toyota Corolla LE engine won't start when everything seems fine Sign In

Try having someone try to start it while you tap lightly on the starter with a hammer or something heavy. If it suddenly starts doing that, then you have a bad starter.



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