Re: New Battery - Alternator is fine - Car Wont start - 97 Camry

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Old 05 Sep 2005, 07:38 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Battery - Alternator is fine - Car Wont start - 97 Camry

cdjedi48 wrote:
> I have a 97 Camry. I recently replaced my very old battery and the car
> started right up. I drove for about 20 minutes and was at the store
> for 90 minutes. When I returned the car wouldnt start!
> I got jumped and drove it home. I figured I might have an Alternator
> problem so I left the car running for about 45 minutes and the car
> didnt die. I checked my battery connection and everything is tight. A
> day later I had it jumped again, but this time the engine didnt start
> as fast as it usually does, it clicked for about 5 seconds before
> starting.
> I took the car for a 30 minute drive on the highway, I came home, shut
> the engine off, waited 10 seconds and the car failed to re-start.
> The Battery connection is tight and I still have plenty of Juice and I
> dont think its the Alternator.
> Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
>

I'm thinking you have worn starter brushes. Next time it happens have
someone hold the key in the start position and tap the starter with a
hammer. You can try this yourself without turning the key but with a
lesser chance of working. Because you say it still has plenty of juice,
I'm assuming you tried the headlights when the car failed to start and
they appeared bright. Is this correct?
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Old 10 Sep 2005, 07:54 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Battery - Alternator is fine - Car Wont start - 97 Camry

Not enough info. Does it have some power but not enough to crank? Does it
crank? why don't you think alternator? That would be my first guess?

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> cdjedi48 wrote:
>> I have a 97 Camry. I recently replaced my very old battery and the car
>> started right up. I drove for about 20 minutes and was at the store
>> for 90 minutes. When I returned the car wouldnt start! I got jumped and
>> drove it home. I figured I might have an Alternator
>> problem so I left the car running for about 45 minutes and the car
>> didnt die. I checked my battery connection and everything is tight. A
>> day later I had it jumped again, but this time the engine didnt start
>> as fast as it usually does, it clicked for about 5 seconds before
>> starting. I took the car for a 30 minute drive on the highway, I came
>> home, shut
>> the engine off, waited 10 seconds and the car failed to re-start. The
>> Battery connection is tight and I still have plenty of Juice and I
>> dont think its the Alternator. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
>>

> I'm thinking you have worn starter brushes. Next time it happens have
> someone hold the key in the start position and tap the starter with a
> hammer. You can try this yourself without turning the key but with a
> lesser chance of working. Because you say it still has plenty of juice,
> I'm assuming you tried the headlights when the car failed to start and
> they appeared bright. Is this correct?



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