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carguy1, auto technician
Category: Toyota
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Experience:  25 Years experience all makes and models.Nissan factory trained,Certified Subaru Tech
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Will not start or even click even with a new battery, no

Customer Question

will not start or even click even with a new battery
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: no noise at all for about 4 days
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2003 corolla
JA: Are you fixing your Corolla yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: everything i can
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: can an alarm system be the problem
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  carguy1 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question!
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Expert:  carguy1 replied 1 year ago.

Is the car an automatic or manual?
Do you have a test light or volt meter to do some testing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Automatic. No volt meter
Expert:  carguy1 replied 1 year ago.


Usually if you aren't getting any sounds when you try to start it, the issue is with the neutral safety switch on the transmission. Try putting the car into neutral and see if the engine will crank.

As for your question about the security, it is possible it's got you locked out, but usually you can hear the alarm relay clicking when you turn the key and try to start it. I suspect the issue is going to be the switch on the transmission, however without any way of testing it, it's impossible to be 100% sure.