If your vehicle will not start—
(a) Simple checks
IN CASE OF AN
If your vehicle will not start
If your engine stalls while
If your vehicle overheats
If you have a flat tire
If your vehicle needs to be
If you cannot shift automatic
transmission selector lever
If you lose your keys
Before making these checks, make sure
you have followed the correct starting pro-
cedure given in “How to start the engine”
in Part 3 and that you have sufficient fuel.
If the engine is not turning over or is
turning over too slowly—
1. Check that the battery terminals are
tight and clean.
2. If the battery terminals are O.K., switch
on the interior light.
3. If the light is out, dim or goes out when
the starter is cranked, the battery is dis-
charged. You may try jump starting. See
“(c) Jump starting” for further instructions.
If the light is O.K., but the engine still will
not start, it needs adjustment or repair.
Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repair
Do not pull- or push-start the ve-
hicle. It may damage the vehicle or
cause a collision when the engine
starts. Also the three-way catalytic
converter may overheat and be-
come a fire hazard.
If the engine turns over at its normal
speed but will not start—
1. Check that all the push-on connectors
are tight. (For example, connectors at the
2. If the connectors are O.K., the engine
may be flooded because of repeated
cranking. See “(b) Starting a flooded en-
gine” for further instructions.