My car won't drive

Asked by Feb 04, 2017 at 11:22 PM about the 2000 Toyota Corolla LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I got in my car the other night and it wouldn't start .
So the next morning i got a jump from my
neighbor. And it started , but it was driving crappy.
And my battery kept dying . so i took it to auto zone
& got it tested . they said the battery wasnt saying
it was a bad battery but it needed charged. So they
tested the alternator and said it failed . am i bought
a new one ! Now my car will start but every time i
try to pull off it puts and barely wants to pull off .
please help me !!! I need my car

6 Answers

3,885

if the alt. dies or has problems the "batt" light will come on , if it runs crappy then there are codes you have to scan and autozoo should have done that . If you can't do the work then unfortunately you have to find an honest mech. Or do the work yourself .If it was easy everyone would do it .

29,045

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "pull off" and "puts." Can you elaborate?

It hesitates at first then shoots off when i push all the way down on the petal.

Its wasnt doing this until my alternator went up

29,045

Well you might have multiple things going on, first a bad alternator, undercharged battery, and the hesitation, which could mean your car needs a good tune up or clean the throttle body. When you press the accelerator all the way to the floor, it sets a "clear flood" mode, meaning it stops sending gas to the injectors or throttle body in order to let the engine clear itself of excess gas. If you are running "too rich" (too much gas in the air-fuel mix) it can be from dirty sensors. I don;t know how "hands on" you want to be with your car, you may want to take it somewhere for a proper tune up (plugs, wires, coils) and clean/replace all filters and sensors.

1,600

bad combo... if you have a very low battery and a bad alternator=no juice for all the electrical stuff that makes the car go.Try running it with a fully charged battery

Your Answer

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 66,680 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,699.

ZIP:

Toyota Corolla Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,510
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,850
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,117 Great Deals out of 86,207 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Civic
832 Great Deals out of 60,528 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Accord
1,075 Great Deals out of 74,232 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota RAV4
801 Great Deals out of 53,686 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,372 Great Deals out of 77,643 listings starting at $1,695
Used Nissan Sentra
778 Great Deals out of 51,076 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Tacoma
685 Great Deals out of 45,329 listings starting at $2,500
Used Hyundai Elantra
673 Great Deals out of 49,863 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
888 Great Deals out of 59,131 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Prius
364 Great Deals out of 15,984 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Sonata
911 Great Deals out of 56,223 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
334 Great Deals out of 26,862 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Yaris
66 Great Deals out of 2,838 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford Focus
796 Great Deals out of 62,799 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
18,582 listings starting at $14,375
2017 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 2,728 listings starting at $9,600
2016 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 3,491 listings starting at $8,990
2015 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 2,149 listings starting at $7,992
2014 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 929 listings starting at $7,989

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.