Corolla wont turn over but all electrical works. replaced starter 3mos ago

Asked by Feb 18, 2013 at 05:49 PM about the 1986 Toyota Corolla LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

Since it won't start, obviously you can't go to the parts store and have your fault codes read. Your '86 has OBD the old version and you can buy a scan tool for less than $50 and scan it yourself. It just might tell you what is wrong. If you do this, and are not sure what the codes mean, come back and tell us what it showed.

895

This may be a bit late for you and it's old school but requires no special tools. Sometimes a simple loose wire to the starter will keep anything from happening. At least one of the wires is usually a slip on type Male/female connector and those can be knocked loose from a bump if not tight....starts fine , drive somewhere, wont even click next time you try. Has happened to me in my 68. If you turn the key and you hear a click but it doesn't turn over..that is the starter hanging up, if it will keep clicking every time you turn the key, usually it will eventually catch and turn the motor. (This different than the clicking you might get with a dead battery) If you turn the key and get no sound or anything, sometimes they hang up and wont even click, if you can see and reach the starter, tap on the solenoid (sometimes you have to tap pretty hard...on the rear metal part, not anything plastic or where the wires hook up) with a tire iron, wrench handle...something...and try it again, maybe more than once....(Key off...tap tap , try starting) sometimes that will get you started so you can get home or to the repair shop and save the cost of a tow. This assumes all else, lights, battery, fuses, etc. are fine.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
70

1992 toyota corolla, starter just got fixed 3 weeks ago and today wont start. Lights up...no sound. spent way too much$$. why is this happening ?

7 of 7 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 65,643 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
1,080 Great Deals out of 86,843 listings starting at $800
Used Honda Civic
813 Great Deals out of 60,960 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Accord
1,130 Great Deals out of 73,674 listings starting at $1,100
Used Nissan Sentra
782 Great Deals out of 51,040 listings starting at $2,100
Used Toyota 4Runner
337 Great Deals out of 26,793 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
18,072 listings starting at $14,375
2017 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 2,690 listings starting at $9,600
2016 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 3,498 listings starting at $8,990
2015 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
79 Great Deals out of 2,108 listings starting at $7,992
2014 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 901 listings starting at $7,700

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.