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2010 Toyota Corolla Question: 2010 corolla, hard to start almost like weak battery

 

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Kh275, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Joliet, IL, August 22, 2013, 19:34
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Turn key, sometimes clicking sometimes nothing, and others it just barely catches, like weak battery, but figure if it was battery, it would have died by now as its been two days. Starts 1-3 tries. Thinking starter, but still after only three years?

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    pushrod August 22, 2013, 19:49
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    If it is the original battey, replace it! Depending on prodction date, it could be, or close to, 4 yrs. old!! Starter is most likely not the problem.

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    globalhelper August 23, 2013, 06:06
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    POSS IS BATTERY HAVE IT TESTED

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    Kh275, August 23, 2013, 09:02
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    Thanks, i am testimg tonight. It just seems like the battery has juice, but maybe just not enough to start and still takin g charge while driving to go completely dead. Thamks again

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    pushrod, August 23, 2013, 09:15
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    Post the results so others may benefit.
    Thanks.

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    Kh275, August 23, 2013, 10:29
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    Right on gemtlen. Battery tested. Was taking charge fine and was at 100%. But Wasnt putting out enough. Replaced battery and starts right up. Saw all these reports about bad starter connections. Thanks again. Nice and easy gotta be happy w that.

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