I have a 93 Corolla that won’t start. Here was the approximate sequence of events:
Car had been sitting for about 1 week
Went to start it and no cranking sound occurred. I tried repeatedly and heard an occasional click and the dash warning lights would vary in brightness from full bright to very dim.
Got my friend to give me a jump start and it cranked/started on the first attempt.
Drove around for about 20 minutes to recharge the battery.
When I got home I turned the car off and made another attempt and … nothing. No cranking sound, just a click.
So I tried again and all of a sudden it started IMMEDIATELY (first crank)!
So I turned it off again, and now every subsequent attempt just causes a lot of clicking, and the dash lights come on but vary a great deal in terms of how bright they are.
So… I’m thinking it can’t be the battery. If it was the battery that wouldn’t explain why it started immediately following not starting. Seems strange that the jump worked, but perhaps that was just a lucky attempt.
What do you think? Bad ignition switch? Anything else I can test?