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MY ENGINE WILL NOT START WHEN IT ISCOLD

1997 Toyota Corolla

Electrical problem
1997 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl 176521 miles

I live in louisiana and it isjustnow getting cold. My car will not start in the cold weather. The ignition will turn over but it makes no sound then when it warms up it starts right up? Please help!Asap
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Georgiaoneal
November 27, 2009.



Hi Georgiaoneal,

Give the starter some knocks to see if is of any help.

Did you test the battery condition?

Did you check the battery terminal installation?

Does the dash indicators lights stay biright or go dim when turned to START?

KHLow2008
Nov 27, 2009.
I have checked the battery, clean the posts, the battery is fine, the starter has been knocked, the lights all come on when the ignition key is turned but it makes no sound. Not even a click. The dash lights come on but no sound when you turn the key.

Tiny
Georgiaoneal
Nov 30, 2009.
Here is a wiring schematic with a description of the component location. Check the starter relay, try swapping it with any other that is similar, to test.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_StartingCircuit97CorollaFig10a_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_StartingCircuit97CorollaFig10b_1.jpg


KHLow2008
Nov 30, 2009.