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Hi, I insert the key in the ignition, start, it catches but does not start running. It's been doing this for months now andit usually starts between 30mins and an hour. Parked it on Sunday evening and it would not start the next day. This is the second day and it still would not start. Thanks

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

I bought 1 new terminal last year, which was badly corroded and fitted it.

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

It's a 2012 model 4d4

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

No I have not tried fixing it. I've just left it standing now. It did go for a service at Buffalo Toyota in East London South Africa just over a month ago and I reported the issue. They looked into it and said they couldnt find any fault

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Hi..there..

Does the engine actually spin over when you try to start it?

Are there any warnings/messages flashing on the dash or staying on when the engine does run?

Do you have codes reader?

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