I have a Toyota Corolla 2006, 2.0d Saloon.
Recently I have been having issues starting the car.
The vehicle is in excellent state. 120,000 kms on clock. Fully maintained by Toyota Capital (i9 Islamabad). Oil, filters and tires, brakes replaced on time.
Occasionally the car will not start. Seven out of 10 times it will start perfectly fine. I do wait for the heaters to go off and give it appropriate time for normal start-up.
The other 3 times the car refuse to start. I wait for heaters and still the car wont start. Eventually it will start after waiting for few minutes. There is no pattern for the issue.
Sometimes it gets temperamental and will not start regardless of the temperature of the car.
The car refused to start yesterday on motorway for the first time en-route to Faisalabad. On my way back to Islamabad the issue occurred again only once.
This afternoon and evening the issue repeated.
I went to Toyota this morning. The car didn't play around then. They couldn't figure out any issue. They have asked me to come back when the issue occurs.
In the evening I grabbed local mechanic to have a look. He claimed the battery needs replacement.
I went to different battery vendor and asked him to check the battery. He claims the battery is in perfect condition and clearly said I will be wasting time/money replacing battery.
I am really confused what could be the issue right now. I know for a fact the wiring/electronics in the car are in perfect shape. All lights, CD player and all electrics run smoothly, including A/C. No fuse has been blown up.
Can you guys help me figure out the issue? It has been bothering me for 2 days now.
Appreciate your time in advance!