1995 Toyota Corolla alternator

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Old 08-17-07, 03:34 PM
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Hi,
My corolla would not start after sitting all night in the driveway.
Mechanic says it's the alternator, but is there more to it than that?
Seems like I've replaced it a couple of times before.
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Thumbs up 2 things 2 check

my wifes camry had the same problem.It turned out 2 be the distibutor.Make sure your getting gas.You can use a jumper wire to see if the fuel pump is running.Refer to the manual on how 2.If you dont have 1 i suggest getting 1.It may save u alot of money in the end.Also make sure you are getting spark.
 
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Old 08-17-07, 04:20 PM
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Lightbulb specify what it does plz

does it turnover at all?
Can u smell gas if it is?
have u had the alternator checked?(which is free)
 
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1995 Toyota Corolla

No it does not turn over at all.
No smell of gas.
Mechanic can't find the electrical draw on the battery
and alternator is OK
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I would go to the fuse box and pull the fuse for any parasites like the clock that draw all the time.

Then connect a test light to the negative terminal of the battery and ground the light to a good ground. With the key off, is the light on, to indicate a draw on the battery? If so, go to the back of the alternator and disconnect the hot wire that goes to the battery.

If the light is still on, go back to the fuse box and remove/replace fuses watching for the one that turns the test light off. Hopefully, you can get the problem short cornered and fixed.

Hope this helps,

Bob
 
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{Then connect a test light to the negative terminal of the battery and ground the light to a good ground.}

Let me rephrase that (I couldn't get the edit box to come up). You want to connect the test light to the negative terminal of the battery with the negative cable removed from the battery. Then ground the test light, either to the cable or another good ground.

Sorry
 
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