I tried to start my 2004 Toyota Corolla two days ago and it wouldn't start. I assumed the battery was dead, tried to get a jump and it still wouldn't start. The interior lights weren't coming on or anything. I checked the fuse box under the hood and saw that the ALT fuse number 100A was blown. I replaced it, the interior lights started working and the car still won't start. I bought a new battery also and that did not help. When I turn the ignition key the car makes no noise or attempt to start. Also when I turn the car to try and start it all of the gauges move. The RPM will go up to 8000, then down to 4000 then to zero. At the same time the spedometer will go up to 50mph then to zero. After those gauges go to zero the temp gauge and the gas gauge move at the same time going all the way up, stop half way then back down. What could be the problem? I have never had problems starting the car. This is the first time it has never started and wasn't battery related. Another question, IF the guy tried to hook up the jumper cables incorrectly to my car reversing the negative and positive cables, what damage could it have done and does this sound like that could have been the problem? It is a possibility that he did that because he didn't really know what he was doing. Thank you in advance!
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 AT 6:44 PM