Re: '89 Corolla strange starting problem (?ignition ?starter)
Strange, eh? Mine won't start on the second try. Sometimes has to sit for
a bit, then it runs fine for another month, when it decides to not start
again. This is almost leading into a temperamental wife/husband story, but
that is best left alone ;)
Does your starter click? Mine does, so I think the switch is OK, unless
there is a second contact in the switch that is bad.
You could always move south?
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> Hey Gordo,
> I have a portable jump starter, but the car always starts immediately
> on 2nd turn of the key, and the battery's voltage is good, so I suspect
> it's not a voltage issue. If it were to not start on the 2nd try, then
> I'd boost it, though suspect it wouldn't help, since the lights/etc are
> bright and the voltage is good.
> > >
> > > During this winter, maybe 20% of the time on some cold days (below
> > > 40F), when I turn the key to start the car, nothing happens (e.g,.[/color][/color]
> > > if the battery were dead). Sometimes I hear the beginning of a[/color][/color]
> > > and then nothing happens. The next time I turn the key, the car[/color][/color]
> > > starts strong and starts immediately. Humidity has no effect.[/color][/color]
> > > never happens if the engine is warm.
> > >
> > > The battery is strong-- the car's lights are always bright-- >[/color]
> > I will be watching this thread with interest. My '78 has the same[/color]
> > I replaced the starter, battery and both neg and pos cables. I[/color]
> cleaned out[color=green]
> > the neutral safety switch on the tranny. I suspect the ignition[/color]
> switch as[color=green]
> > well, but will watch for advice from posters. John, next time it[/color]
> does this,[color=green]
> > try boosting it and post results. For some reason mine fires up, but[/color]
> > could be that I get the switch just right, or the moons are aligned[/color]
> right or[color=green]
> > some other wierd reason. I do hear the selenoid click on mine, but[/color]
> > doesn't turn over.
> > Gordo[/color]