Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Suddenly starter doesnot work and after few minutes again it works

asked by on

took to toyota dealer . could not identify the problem. finaly said the starter is to be changed. new starter installed. the problem still there. battery is new. even now some times starter doesn ot work an does not make any noise. but after few minutes or hours it again works. and will be ok for about a month or two and problem repeates. and again becomes all right and works for may be 3 months. and cycle repeats.

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: I would recommend replacing the starter rel...

I would recommend replacing the starter relay in the engine compartment's junction box. The relay may have intermittent relay contact issues. The relay may not be the cause but is the least cost alternative to being stranded in the future.

If you'd like a second opinion on this or need help with the replacement of the starter relay, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home or office to service your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: After installing new spark plugs they soot up after 70 miles

High mileage engines leak oil into the combustion chamber through worn out valve stem oil seals, worn valve guides and ill fitting piston rings. If a substantial amount of oil is entering the combustion chamber the plugs will quickly foul....

Q: I hear a squeaky sound from the front when i step on tge brake and turn the straing and another sound when i enter a rough road

Hello there, many faults will cause your 2007 Toyota Corolla to have a squeak when the brakes are pressed or turning. The most common causes would be worn brake pads, suspension bushing, wheel bearings, front struts, CV axle, or a...

Q: Warning lights on and electronic system off

Hi there, thanks for writing in. Mercedes had a recall where the instrument cluster illumination may fail on this model and the cluster may need to be replaced. A dealer should be contacted to see of this vehicle was included...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.