Camry LE 2000 Unable to start - Starter Problem?

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Old 17 Jan 2005, 04:30 pm   #1 (permalink)
skewe
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Default Camry LE 2000 Unable to start - Starter Problem?

On one good day, my camry LE 2000 decided not to start. I shut it down
2 hours earlier and when I tried to start it, it just cranked and
cranked.
Tried the horn, alarm and everything works.
Checked the battery terminals, and cables. Everything looks OK.

I got somebody to jump start it and it started.
Drove to Autozone and they brought out the big machine to test it. Told
me that the battery is OK, he pointed out that the started might be
going out since the alternater is OK. Can't remember the reason he gave
but my engine was running when he hooked the machine tested to the car.

MY Question:
How do I get it fixed myself. I know somebody was mentioning about
giving it a good knock and some ppl have told me about it also.

What is the remedy if I want to fix it myself w/o replacing it with a
refurbished unit.

THANKS!

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Old 17 Jan 2005, 06:23 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Camry LE 2000 Unable to start - Starter Problem?

you said "cranked and cranked" --- so it sounds like the starter is ok to
me. If it just clicked but didn't turn engine over then it would be the
starter (contacts).

"skewe" <skewe1970@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> On one good day, my camry LE 2000 decided not to start. I shut it down
> 2 hours earlier and when I tried to start it, it just cranked and
> cranked.
> Tried the horn, alarm and everything works.
> Checked the battery terminals, and cables. Everything looks OK.
>
> I got somebody to jump start it and it started.
> Drove to Autozone and they brought out the big machine to test it. Told
> me that the battery is OK, he pointed out that the started might be
> going out since the alternater is OK. Can't remember the reason he gave
> but my engine was running when he hooked the machine tested to the car.
>
> MY Question:
> How do I get it fixed myself. I know somebody was mentioning about
> giving it a good knock and some ppl have told me about it also.
>
> What is the remedy if I want to fix it myself w/o replacing it with a
> refurbished unit.
>
> THANKS!
>



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Old 17 Jan 2005, 07:35 pm   #3 (permalink)
m Ransley
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Default Re: Camry LE 2000 Unable to start - Starter Problem?

If it cranked it aint the starter ,is it. So it is fuel or spark
related. Next time pull a plug wire hold the end near the block while
someone turns it over, if spark is good you will see and hear it. If
you get spark it is fuel related.

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Old 17 Jan 2005, 11:52 pm   #4 (permalink)
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m Ransley wrote:
> If it cranked it aint the starter ,is it. So it is fuel or spark
> related. Next time pull a plug wire hold the end near the block while
> someone turns it over, if spark is good you will see and hear it. If
> you get spark it is fuel related.


Hmmm... let's see .... how far up in the spark plug cap does the spark plug
go? 3/4"? Just a bit TOO FAR for a spark to jump to the block, don't you
think? Of course you could zap your igniter doing what you recommend!

IF one is to follow your suggestion, one should insert a spark plug or a
some such metal rod to bring the live terminal out to the end of the cap and
then .... arc to ground.
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~Philip.


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Old 18 Jan 2005, 02:23 pm   #5 (permalink)
m Ransley
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NO Philly boi I just did it and have done it for 40 yrs, so it isnt
what I "THINK " it is Fact. Grow up Phillly boi, Learn, Read ..
Phil you continously post arguments with Zero backing or facts.

Please post printed results in your attacks or Shut the **** Up Philly

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Old 20 Jan 2005, 01:37 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 14:23:42 -0600, ransley@webtv.net (m Ransley)
wrote:

>NO Philly boi I just did it and have done it for 40 yrs, so it isnt
>what I "THINK " it is Fact. Grow up Phillly boi, Learn, Read ..
> Phil you continously post arguments with Zero backing or facts.
>
> Please post printed results in your attacks or Shut the **** Up Philly


Wow! Such hostility.

Can't we all just get along? :-)
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Old 20 Jan 2005, 03:21 am   #7 (permalink)
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Default Getting along

Seconded.

In fact, what do we want in this group? I mean, what do you all see as the
main aim? It seems obvious, yes, but gets lost in clouds of gunsmoke ::-(

Geoff


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> On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 14:23:42 -0600, ransley@webtv.net (m Ransley)
> wrote:
>
>>NO Philly boi I just did it and have done it for 40 yrs, so it isnt
>>what I "THINK " it is Fact. Grow up Phillly boi, Learn, Read ..
>> Phil you continously post arguments with Zero backing or facts.
>>
>> Please post printed results in your attacks or Shut the **** Up Philly

>
> Wow! Such hostility.
>
> Can't we all just get along? :-)



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