My 98 1.8 avensis is once again causing problems starting.
The latest trick is to fail to turnover properly, ie it turns over but the engine doesnt "catch" but then the starter stops turning as if the battery is dead.
The radio also looses all presets etc, exactly as if the battery is dead.
This could be happening repeatedly for 15 mins and then magically it will start first time as if nothing ever happened.
The battery is one I picked up in a scrap yard after the original one died so I dont "think" its that, surely if it was dead it would remain dead, especially after 10+ failed attempts of turning over the engine?