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2003 Toyota Corolla has intermittent start issues. Just

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2003 Toyota Corolla has intermittent start issues. Just purchased a week ago and almost immediately had intermittent start issues that resolve themselves a little later. Now the car is currently not starting and sitting in a city parking garage. I did some diagnostics earlier while the car was running (the first time it failed to start for my daughter, I thought it was a fluke since it started right up for me.)Battery gives 12.6 volts
Battery while car running gave 14.2 volts
I do not have a battery load tester
I forgot to do a battery load test while the car was running
No clicking noise from solenoidI would love to get it home and check it more thoroughly but have limited ability and access in the parking garage.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

1- do you still have 14.2 volts with loads on ,ac ,radio ,headlight ,flasher etc..

2- do you have 12 volts at the time the key is in start position ,checked at that moment ,is battery holding 12 volts

3- check battery cables negative & positive to starter and to frame

4- if 12 volts exist at starter and still want turn ,take starter out & bench tested

5- if no 12 volts at starter check ignition switch the electrical part of it

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
1. yes
2. yesI can do other tests when I get it home, but is there a likely cause for the intermittent start?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

these are good cars last long time with minor issues .

I m nt next to it and more info is needed for me be to be accurate .

but i have changed a lot of starters & ignition switches.

the switches i seen more on higher mileage ones 200k and up

but testing is needed

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hey how are you ,this Chad from JustAnswer

I was wondering if you like any further assistance on it

Please let me know
Thank You
Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Technician