my 2006 Toyota Corolla won't start, its sounds like it will but then won't


Asked by scelest Mar 20, 2013 at 06:12 PM about the 2006 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It turns over and sound like its going to start but then doesnt catch...I had no problems before parked it for a few hrs, and when I got back it did this..I had to have it towed. Please help

4 Answers


security system shutting you down? new key,? need reset? maybe or just a simple fuel problem ,though not so simple,start with a splash of fuel in air horn, if revs up for 2 seconds,yep fuel delivery,pump relay or filter or pump itself .try a start,this may be an intermittent ! the biggest start.good! hammer on tank with hammer some try start. no start. lock and unlock doors,no start ,pump relay , replace or switch with other ones in box or bench test.

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
Not Active

It's not the security system or key re set.. It would not crank over if it was, other than that jimmy pretty much has it covered.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Not Active

scelest, create an account at: ~~~have your VIN number ready. It is specific to your car and has manuals, service records on your car, all sorts of good stuff

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

A lot of no start problems with later model cars can be related to a over fueling issue. The main cause can be if the car is started moved a very short distance ie driveway into garage and then turned off. The next time you get in to start, it will crank over but not start.Sometimes if you have a keen ear the engine may sound like it has no compression. Same type of sound when you have a broken timing belt. Now the remedy, hold the throttle fully down to the floor the computer will now put the system into flood mode and will stop any more fuel being injected into the engine. Crank the engine whilst still holding the accelerator to the floor you may get a few coughs and sputters and then it should start. If you kept trying to start it prior to holding your foot flat down there is the possibility you may need to remove the spark plugs and dry them off. It can also help while the plugs are out to add a few drops of oil into the cylinders. Robbo

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2007 Toyota Corolla CE - Won't turn-on rightaway & Has ticking sound! 18 answers

    I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla CE which i recently had the engine top-end / oil pump / lifters etc. replaced. However i'm experiencing a few issues, The car takes awhile to start it will turn over but...

    2007 Toyota Corolla CE


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Corolla Cranks but won't start 4 answers

    I have a corolla that will crank over but won't fire up ( start). I've replaced the spark plugs w/(ngk), wires (std), cap & rotor. I get fuel, spark, and sometimes it sound as if it wants to catch (br...

    1995 Toyota Corolla DX


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 160i toyota corolla starts but won't idle. 1 answer

    My 160i toyota corolla starts but won't idle. I recently had my computer box repaired by an auto electrician and I got advice frome someone that I should take my car in for diagnosis because the ...

    1998 Toyota Corolla


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2005 Toyota Corolla is not starting and also the transmission is slipping to all gears. 2 answers

    I have a 2005 corolla CE. Today when I came home and parked the car the transmission got slipped and car came to neutral. The car was still running but the transmission won't shift to park or any ge...

    2005 Toyota Corolla CE


    Maintenance & Repair

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?
CarGurus has 70,702 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,795.

Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 FordNut
Reputation 10,850
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,650
#3 tenspeed
Reputation 1,560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry"
1,116 Great Deals out of 83,396 listings starting at $1,517
Used Honda Civic"
765 Great Deals out of 56,634 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Accord"
907 Great Deals out of 73,139 listings starting at $1,295
Used Nissan Altima"
1,092 Great Deals out of 81,328 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota RAV4"
747 Great Deals out of 44,285 listings starting at $1,990
Used Nissan Sentra"
699 Great Deals out of 48,748 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Tacoma"
510 Great Deals out of 19,095 listings starting at $1,999
Used Hyundai Elantra"
676 Great Deals out of 47,495 listings starting at $795
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
374 Great Deals out of 25,423 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Yaris"
96 Great Deals out of 4,025 listings starting at $1,936
Used Toyota Prius"
187 Great Deals out of 20,250 listings starting at $699
Used Honda CR-V"
754 Great Deals out of 55,353 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Focus"
1,050 Great Deals out of 69,826 listings starting at $1,299
Used Hyundai Sonata"
846 Great Deals out of 67,780 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
803 Great Deals out of 32,307 listings starting at $500

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
42,906 listings starting at $16,000
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
118 Great Deals out of 4,418 listings starting at $11,999
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
307 Great Deals out of 6,134 listings starting at $10,780
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
241 Great Deals out of 5,533 listings starting at $8,960
2012 Toyota Corolla For Sale
68 Great Deals out of 1,976 listings starting at $7,891