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My 2003 corolla wont start. I just hear a buzzing noise.

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My 2003 corolla wont...

My 2003 corolla wont start. I just hear a buzzing noise

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

It's a fairly new battery around 6 months old.

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

I just changed the starter to

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

I just changed the positive cable terminal

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

did you change the starter and cable due to this problem?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I needed a jumpstart before due to bad started and changed the terminal cause I thought that was the problem
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'm not sure if the alternator is going bad or bad ground??
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

will it start with a jump now?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I haven't tried that yet
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'm working now. I won't be able to jumpstart it til tonight
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I've tried everything I can think of. I'm just frustrated l. Every time I fix something another thing breaks
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ive been there done that my friend. ill be on all night

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can I leave this page open and contact you when I get home?
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

sure

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'll try and jump start it on my break and text you back. I get off work around 9pm hawaii time.
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

that might be too late for me. its 5;45 pm here now

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'll try and see if I can do it on my break
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'm going try and jumpstart it now
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It's doesn't start when I try to jumpstart it
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
You still there??
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

im here

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It didn't start when I jumpstarted it
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

do you have a voltmeter?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No I dont
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

you need one to continue

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

did you try starting in neutral?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok. Can we continue this tomorrow or do I have to pay again to talk to you tomorrow??
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

no more charges or fees. Ill be right here.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What do I need to do with voltmeter??
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

we are going to check for different voltages and grounds in different places

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can yo u tell me where to check and I'll get back to you
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

just let me know when you are at the vehicle with a meter.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

thanks

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

hows it going?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Didn't get a chance to pick up the mulitmeter
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Been busy with work. I'll pick it up today
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok, thanks

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

hows it going?

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

do you still need help?

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