1999 TOYOTA COROLLA ELECTRICAL ISSUE, 99

  • Tiny
  • r1987
  • 1999 Toyota Corolla
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 170,000 miles

Hello,

Background:

I have a 99 Corolla, lately I had problem with battery dying so I had to boost it. In the last attempt a sparked and Alt 100 fuse died and I had to change it, until this point the car was starting just fine. Keys was sometimes stuck while trying to start it.

The issue:

When I try start the car the engine keep cranking until I hold the key all the way down and touch the gas paddle. The car then will start but idle little rough, if I let the keys go will back to try starting (cranking) this will not stop until I disconnect the Battery even-though I take the key off. Yesterday though stopped when I take the key off.

I was told that problem is either steering column or key core cylinder!


Thank you for your help in advance

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 7:24 PM

3 Answers

  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Probably a faulty ignition switch, have this checked first.

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 10:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • r1987
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First, thank you for the quick reply.

What's difference between key lock clyinder and ignition? Because when I look it up key lock clyinder keep pop up.

How can I rest it?

Thank you

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 AT 1:08 PM
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  • mhpautos
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Remove the column trim and you will see that the barrel and lock will be a separate item with the ignition switch attached to the rear, I would be replacing both as the barrel and key assembly sound faulty as well.

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Friday, January 24th, 2014 AT 4:02 PM

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