2002 Toyota Corolla Starting Problem

Tiny
NANCCINUT
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  • 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 72,000 MILES
Had new battery 750CCAinstalled $100.00, all cables and belts checked -14.4 volts at battery when running! Had starter/selinoid rebuilt -$200.00
No check engine lights, plug pulled looked fine!
Taking two turns of key to start car that rolls over for a few turns then DEAD silence best way to describe it. Turn key back to off, wait a few seconds turn key back to start to another few roll overs then usually barley starts with what I would call a empty vacumm sound followed by barley hearing the car is running and no sputtering or missing once started. Seems like first moring start is when it does this more than mid dayStarted back mid Septand thought it was battery. Heard there is no ignition relay for this car but a modual behind key. What is your best guess with HUGE THANKS in advance and show a scematic of starter system for me to see again with thanks-nanccinut
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Saturday, January 5th, 2008 AT 12:35 PM

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Tiny
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Hello!

Looks to me like the starter its not working the way is supposed to, its "WEAK".

Remove it and bench test it.

There`s nothing wrong with the wiring, its receiving the "signal" to start but gets weak and stop functioning.

Check that and the wire that feeds it (the one that come from the battery for a good tight conection.

Good luck!
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Saturday, January 5th, 2008 AT 12:53 PM
Tiny
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That car has a starter relay in the underhood relay/power center. Might not be able to handle the load and it is releasing the contact.
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Sunday, January 6th, 2008 AT 7:47 AM
Tiny
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Jack its right check that reley also, the relay can be faulty here the schematic on the starting circuit:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/576_2002_corolla_starting_1_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/576_2002_corolla_starting_2_1.jpg

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Sunday, January 6th, 2008 AT 11:13 AM
Tiny
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Sending Fisherman a PM message and thanks lads have located purple relayin main engine fuse block. Thanks lads hope this may be the culprid.-Nanccinut
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Sunday, January 6th, 2008 AT 1:17 PM
Tiny
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Got your PM I sent the full size pictures to your email.

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Sunday, January 6th, 2008 AT 1:57 PM

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