Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site


Go Back   Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site > Technical Forums > DIY / Maintenance / Service
  The Tire Rack

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2021, 10:18 AM   #1
Drives: Yaris Spirit 1.0 2003
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Lancashire UK
Posts: 2
2003 Yaris T Spirit 1.0 stalling right after starting

I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place. I've just found this forum while searching the internet trying to find an answer to my problem.

I've had a 2003 Yaris T Spirit 1.0 for 6 years and love it. It's gone though every MOT no problem, just a couple of worn bushes (I'm in the UK)

A few weeks ago it started intermittently "dying" as soon as I've started it and had it on a diagnostic machine which showed no error codes.

However, it's now got a lot worse and often won't start at all and has even stalled when I've been driving it. Sometimes it doesn't completely stall but seems to just lose power.

Last week the engine malfunction light came on and is still on. I got a cheap code reader from Amazon to save paying a garage to put it on the diagnostic machine but it couldn't connect to my car's OBD11 port.

Does anyone have any idea what can be causing this? It's got to the stage where I daren't drive it. I'm a woman who doesn't have a clue about engines but I do have a couple of mechanically minded male friends who are puzzled by what's happening to my car. It isn't the plugs, oxygen sensor or crankshaft sensor.

Thanks in advance.
Bluebell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 11:00 AM   #2
WeeYari's Avatar
Drives: 06 Polar White 5dr, 13 Soul 4u
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,515
Might be time to have your mechanically inclined friends to focus on the fuel delivery system, ie pump, filter, MAF sensor. Too bad you were unable to obtain and provide us with a code from OBD.
WeeYari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2021, 03:06 AM   #3
Drives: Yaris Spirit 1.0 2003
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Lancashire UK
Posts: 2
Thanks WeeYari.

If I had the OBD code I might not have needed to ask on here. Anyway, since I posted yesterday, one of my mechanically minded friends (he's a mechanic but on plant machinery not cars) has managed to get it in to a friend's garage today to go on the diagnostic machine. I just hope it will start so I can drive it there! I'll update later, hopefully with a code.
Bluebell is offline   Reply With Quote

2003, losing power, stalling

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
yaris hard starting when hot, fine when cold ianpog DIY / Maintenance / Service 11 08-12-2015 09:24 PM
Front Foglights Yaris T-Sport P1 2003 Bas_from_Holland Willing to Buy by private party 1 12-27-2014 01:01 PM
2003 yaris owners manual dtalic DIY / Maintenance / Service 0 09-17-2011 07:31 PM
NEWS: TOYOTA REVEALS ALL-NEW YARIS SEDAN AT 2006 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW VitzBoy General Yaris / Vitz Discussion 5 09-05-2010 08:53 PM
2007 Yaris Pricing Info ! YarisBueller New YARIS Purchase Forum 104 06-24-2009 04:54 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.