my 2006 toyota corolla won't start even though battery is fully charged.

Asked by May 18, 2016 at 12:51 PM about the 2006 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there something about the anti-theft on this car keeping it from starting or is it my starter.  When my husband banged on the starter it started but then when turned off and sit awhile wouldn't start on it's own. ???

2 Answers

98,385

If you banged on the starter and it started and ran then it is not the anti-theft system, it is the stater itself that is bad, most likely worn brushes.

I agree, that it sounds like the starter. If the starter has a solenoid attached to it and your husband banged on that part, it could be the solenoid; however, it could also be loose connection to the starter and it was moved in the process. Most likely from your description though, you need a new starter (solenoid may also be included as part of the starter assembly). My suburban did the same thing due to a worn stator (internal part). Replaced it and it starts perfectly now.

Your Answer

Toyota Corolla Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,450
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,840
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
43 Great Deals out of 1,594 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Civic
323 Great Deals out of 4,171 listings starting at $1,494
Used Honda Accord
77 Great Deals out of 1,112 listings starting at $748
Used Toyota RAV4
70 Great Deals out of 2,877 listings starting at $2,999
Used Nissan Altima
70 Great Deals out of 1,277 listings starting at $2,750
Used Nissan Sentra
160 Great Deals out of 1,753 listings starting at $1,987
Used Hyundai Elantra
156 Great Deals out of 3,417 listings starting at $2,490
Used Toyota Tacoma
31 Great Deals out of 797 listings starting at $5,995
Used Mazda MAZDA3
164 Great Deals out of 2,563 listings starting at $2,318
Used Toyota Prius
162 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota Yaris
37 Great Deals out of 715 listings starting at $1,488
Used Honda CR-V
55 Great Deals out of 2,722 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Sonata
43 Great Deals out of 1,301 listings starting at $1,781
Used Ford Focus
130 Great Deals out of 2,582 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 1,176 listings starting at $16,380
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 246 listings starting at $14,300
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 270 listings starting at $11,895
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 588 listings starting at $8,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.