AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
Car only starts with starting fluid. it does not stay cranked for more than a couple seconds even if I press the gas pedal. The fuel pump is working fine (replaced it a couple months ago). I have checked the relays and fuse, none are blown. I have no idea where to start now. Any ideas?

Answers from the Automotive Experts

Brandy Schaffels, Editor at AskPatty.com, Inc. Sorry to hear you're having trouble getting your 2003 Toyota Celica. It could be your starter, or starter solenoid, but many issues can contribute to this problem, so I found a discussion about the issue here https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-t17974_ds508003

And here: http://repairpal.com/car-wont-start-randomly-011

For additional assistance, please find an AskPatty Certified Repair Shop at http://www.askpatty.com/search/?type=all&m=30&q=&keyword= and they can help you diagnose and repair the problem.


Contribute to this question:


blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Toyota Celica FAQs


  • I have a Toyota Celica and this only happens when it is warm outside. After ... Read More

  • Car won't start, except when i spray starter fluid. Even then it only stay cranked for a ... Read More
  • I replaced the battery on my Toyota Celica with new one, and now car will not turn over. ... Read More

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Find Cars For Sale

Help Our Charities