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Old 05 May 2012, 01:19 am   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 97 camry that does not start. It has a new battery. It just
makes the clicking sound when I try to start it. I'd appreciate any
ideas on what it could be. Thanks
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Old 05 May 2012, 05:23 pm   #2 (permalink)
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P.O. wrote:
> I have a 97 camry that does not start. It has a new battery. It just
> makes the clicking sound when I try to start it. I'd appreciate any
> ideas on what it could be. Thanks


Most likely: Someone forgot to clean the battery posts and connectors
down to shiny metal before installing the new battery.

Second most likely: Someone forgot to check electrolyte level and
specific gravity and charge the battery sufficiently before putting
it into service.

Third most likely: Someone has a loose connection in the starter
circuit (or the associated ground strap to the block).

Fourth most likely: Someone has a broken solenoid on their starter
motor.

--Winston
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Old 06 May 2012, 06:23 am   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for answering- it turned out that one of the cable clamps was
not tight enough- had to get a new one- Thanks


On Sat, 05 May 2012 15:23:46 -0700, Winston <Winston@Bigbrother.net>
wrote:

>P.O. wrote:
>> I have a 97 camry that does not start. It has a new battery. It just
>> makes the clicking sound when I try to start it. I'd appreciate any
>> ideas on what it could be. Thanks

>
>Most likely: Someone forgot to clean the battery posts and connectors
>down to shiny metal before installing the new battery.
>
>Second most likely: Someone forgot to check electrolyte level and
>specific gravity and charge the battery sufficiently before putting
>it into service.
>
>Third most likely: Someone has a loose connection in the starter
>circuit (or the associated ground strap to the block).
>
>Fourth most likely: Someone has a broken solenoid on their starter
>motor.
>
>--Winston


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Old 06 May 2012, 06:38 pm   #4 (permalink)
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P.O. wrote:
> thanks for answering- it turned out that one of the cable clamps was
> not tight enough- had to get a new one- Thanks


Congratulations on fixing your car!
Thanks for letting us know the cause of the problem.



--Winston
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