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Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician
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Toyota Corolla: 2007 toyota corolla wont start good battery,

Customer Question

2007 toyota corolla won't start good battery, main computer replaced 8 months ago, could it be neutral park switch, bad relay?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 5 years ago.

Genchi Genbutsu :

Hi

Genchi Genbutsu :

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Genchi Genbutsu :

Does the engine spin over when you turn the key?

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :
Genchi Genbutsu :

I can't see your reply.

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

no, just makes faint clicking sound,

Genchi Genbutsu :

Ok. How do you know that the battery is good? Did you test it? If yes, how?

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

took it to auto zone saw the good condition on the tester

this not letting me reply

Genchi Genbutsu :

Ok thanks. Were the battery terminals clean and tight?>

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

yes, cleaned them both and made sure very tight

Genchi Genbutsu :

Good. Do you have a DVOM (multimeter)?

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

no

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

is there something else obvius I might be missing like fuse or relay

Genchi Genbutsu :

No. If you are hearing a click noise when you turn the key then everything is working. I was just wanting to confirm that a full 12 volts was getting to the starter.

Genchi Genbutsu :

The problem will either be in the battery, the connections from the battery to the starter or the starter itself.

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

I'm not so sure about ignition, key acting funny, dash lights go on slightly then go off when key is turn all the way

Genchi Genbutsu :

That sounds dead on like a battery issue. How did the autoparts store guy test the battery? Was is a static test? Or did they actually apply a load?

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

I believe it was static test, no load applied

Genchi Genbutsu :

That is not a very effective way to test the true worthiness of a battery.

Genchi Genbutsu :

Is there another way for the (or someone else) to test it?

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

I also attemped to jump it off with jumper cables, nothing

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

its 10:30 pm here, no

JACUSTOMER-m3t1t7jb- :

thanks anyway dude

Genchi Genbutsu :

Just based on what you are stating, it really sounds like a battery issue. Even jumping a battery with a bad cell wont work. I wish you luck but please head my advise. Genchi

Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 5 years ago.
Please follow up with me and let me know what you found with this no start. Genchi