Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 110000 miles
1999 1.8 liter 4cyl 110k mi runs flawlessly when started from warm but hit the starter after it sits a few hours and the engine merely spins as if there's no compression at all.
Engine's not using oil, nor antifreeze, battery fully charged. Seems like a compression release is engaged but slowly releases as starter is held for 15-30 seconds at which point the engine slowly starts to hit and will then slowly start. No smoke from exhaust, no knocking or missing when running. Restarts immediately when warm and runs like a top.
Is there a check valve that keeps oil up in the lifters or a solenoid that releases compression to assist a start? I need your help. Could the starter be getting flakey?Thanks for a quick reply
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 11:04 AM