Electrical problem - intermittent no start when warm

toyota
corolla
#1

I own a Toyota corolla 2005 . I had 4 occasions where the car would not start after I turned it off. If I let it sit and come back car starts. The electrical system was checked out but pep boys with no issue. Please help as to how I can figure out what issue is

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#2

When you say “car would not start”, do you mean you turn the ignition to start and nothing happens? Or, the engine cranks over but doesn’t fire?

Tester

#3

Pep Boys (and other franchise shops) are no experts at this kind of problem.
I suggest you take it to a good independent shop or the dealer.
I suspect a relay or crank position sensor that fails when hot.

#4

This could be the common Toyota worn starter solenoid contacts, if nothing happens when you turn the key. Pretty common after about 10 years.

#5

My starter and my neighbor’s Toyota starter both did this at 100k miles. Replaced the starter with a Napa starter and no more problems. Toyota dealer wanted $400 for a starter. Way to much! https://www.amazon.com/TYC-1-17841-Corolla-Replacement-Starter/dp/B001KS9K5M/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1471265098&vehicle=2005-76-1013-------------0&sr=1-1&ymm=2005%3Atoyota%3Acorolla&keywords=2005+toyota+corolla+starter

#7

Doubtful. And unnecessarily expensive for diagnosing contacts inside a starter solenoid.

Are you selling something?

#8

Just curious, what is it that you are doubting @shanonia ? Who’s post are you referring to? I don’t see much in the way of controversy in the posts above.

#9

It’s been removed. Someone had posted a link to an ad for a diagnostic tool for $699.95, saying that this would find the problem.

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#10

As Tester was asking… We need to know the type of symptom you had when it did not start. If you turned the key and just heard a “click”…its the internal starter solenoid contacts (very common)

If it just cranked and turned the engine over and did not start up… that will be a different solution. But we definitely need to know.

#11

This conversation ended in 2016. Then yesterday someone posted a spam advertisement, which I responded to, above. The spam has since been removed. Honda_Blackbird does give helpful advice above, to anyone here for an intermittent no start problem.