1995 Toyota Corolla Q&A
1995 Toyota Corolla Question: Car randomly not starting, no cranking sound, had to jump start
My car is about 260,000 miles. It never failed to start until six months ago, when the car randomly would not start with no cranking sound. Each time the jump start worked right away. I have brand new battery. In fact i thought the battery was the problem, so I got new battery three times the last six months. The not-starting problem happens once every few weeks, usually right after I had driven on freeway for about 20-40 minutes. I brought the car to the shop, the mechanics said the alternator is working. The starter might be on its way out. If it is the problem of the starter, why it started right away when jumped? Could it be the alternator not always charging battery when driving? I have both original starter and alternator. Thank you for any possible solutions. - Toyo95
When it fails to start , what symptom does it give you? A simple 'click' , cranking but will not 'catch'(start), or no response at all from turning the ignition Answer EACH of those questions and help narrow down the cause(With headlights on and key in crank position , the lights don't change at all)? Answer EACH of those questions and help narrow down the cause. - ziptie12
do you have any eng codes? - globalhelper
It started in January of this year - sometimes the car wouldn't crank when i turned the key to start. I could hear a click sound only. But then when i tried again (turn the key twice or 3 times)it ...