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Chris (aka-Moose), Auto Technician
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The looks like batt..alter..& starter r ok but when it

Customer Question

The looks like batt..alter..& starter r ok but when it starts it cuts back out
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: Neither
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2001 Celica GT
JA: Are you fixing your Celica yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It depends how complicated..its not the alternater or starter
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It worked fine this morning..lol
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for posting, after it starts how long does it run before the engine dies? Can you start it right back up again and is the check engine light staying on after it runs?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It runs for only a couple secs...yes it restarts.. all the lights stay on...including battery..oil..chech engine..all of them
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 5 months ago.

Do you have a voltmeter or 12 volt test light? It sounds like some fuses are blown, was there an attempt to jump start it before this happened? Are you able to keep it running by applying more throttle?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Didnt have to jump it...yes when i leave the gas on it stays running. Once i take foot off pedal it dies....no tools
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 5 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** like there may be an intake leak, check the hoses between the throttle body and the air filter for cracks, check around the intake chamber and air filter for any hoses that may have become disconnected or broken.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
R those easy access?
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 5 months ago.

yes, most of the air hoses are visible, check the intake hose between the air filter and the throttle body