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It was hit in the rear we drove it home and now it will not…

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It was hit in...

It was hit in the rear we drove it home and now it will not start

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Yes, looks good and tight the motor turns over but will not start

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

Corolla 2013

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Corolla yourself? What have you tried so far?

Sure always

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No you can smell gas but none on the ground or leaking. Is there an inertia switch?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago
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H​ello, thanks for posting, it doesn't have an inertia fuel cut off switch but if the airbags deploy or the seatbelts lock during impact the fuel pump is disabled.

Is the rear damage severe enough to where the fuel tank may have been damaged?

In any case the car should not be driven in this state and you should contact a body shop and your insurance carrier.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No, real rearend damage at all!!!
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

Thanks for the reply, are there any warning lights on the dash on while the engine is running?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am a very good mechanic, just asking some questions about this model. That replay was not worth the money. I hope you have something else I could possible look at on the car.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

Please read my last post.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No, none. it fires as well. it just will not turn over.
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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New expert here, do you still need assistance?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No thanks, emailing is fine.
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

No I mean do you wish me to help you with this issue , if a service has been offered that was from the sight in order to just inform you this service is available if needed but we can continue texting if you prefer Let me know so I can proceed to help you.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i would like your help. So the car tries to start, it turns over but does not fully start. To me it acts like a firing or gas issue. The starter engages, motor turns over but does not start. Appreciate your in put.
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok here is what you can do to help determine if it is a fuel or spark issue. Spray some quick start into the intake as you crank it over, not too much just enough to here it try to start. If it does not try to start then it is a spark issue but if it does try to start then it is a fuel issue. Please try that and get back to me so we can proceed.

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