My 2005 toyota won't start. Bought new battery, but nothing happens. Lights come on, engine does not even crank over.

Asked by Jun 11, 2013 at 07:23 AM about the 2005 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Okay, ajf24, it could be lots of things. Even though it won't start, your OBD will have fault codes stored that MAY help. But getting it to a parts house to have them scanned is a problem, to state the obvious. You can however buy one of your own for as little as (I think) $60 or so, but before you do, check all connections to starter and starter solenoid, make sure battery 0g cable from negative battery to ground is good, and check stater relay as shown in this image. Click images to enlarge

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You may have to re program the key transponder also, Sit in the driver's side of the Toyota vehicle. Press and release the brake and gas pedal simultaneously. Insert the master transponder key. (Not valet) Do not turn it. Push and release the gas pedal 5 times within at least 15 seconds of inserting the key. Press and release the brake pedal 6 times within 20 seconds of completing step 2 then remove the key. Insert the key into the ignition, but do not turn. Press the gas pedal once. Wait up to 2 minutes or whenever the security light on the dashboard turns off. Once the light goes off, remove the key and press the brake pedal once. The key should now be programmed. Test the key by attempting to start the engine. If the engine does not start, repeat the steps above. Now, if you want a Valet key let me know and I can write out how to program that. It's too long to write if unnecessary

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re is another way that includes re programming the remote fob and locks, or in case that way didn't work. Sit in your drivers seat, leaving only the driver's door open and unlocked. Place your key in the ignition and pull it out quickly. You have five seconds to do this TWICE .... Shut the driver's door and open it two times. Insert your key into the ignition and immediately pull it out again. Close your door and open it twice, put the key in the ignition and close the door one more time. Turn the key to the "On" position and then turn it back off and remove it from the ignition. You have 40 seconds to do that. Listen for the door locks to cycle, which means they will lock and unlock on their own. The locks should cycle within three seconds of completing the third step. If they do not, the process was unsuccessful, and start over. (But it should work, as long as the battery in you fob is good) On your fob, hold down both the lock and unlock buttons at the same time for a second and a half. ( I have one, same generation Corolla and I tried it. Much easier using both thumbs) Release both buttons then push only the 'lock' button for two seconds, until the door locks cycle once more. Your transponder key is now programmed.

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I had the same problem I bought an ecu,ignition switch ,and had pop a lock come to reprogram my key but the car still would not start. It ended up being the immobilizer ring under my ignition three mechanics they couldn't figure it out THANKS POP-A-LOCK

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