90 Camry starter clicks once

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Old 18 Sep 2005, 12:30 pm   #1 (permalink)
Jason
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Default 90 Camry starter clicks once

I have a 1990 camry V6 LE. I've replaced the starter 4 times now in the
past 2 months. Sometimes it starts fine, other times it clicks once and
won't start. I really doubt it's the starter because I replaced
it...alot. The car has 210k miles on it and had the tranny rebuilt at
206k. The starter did this before getting the tranny rebuilt so I don't
think that has anything to do with it. I've ended up buying my wife a
new car over this and now want to get this one fixed so I can sell it
and buy me a motorcycle. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 18 Sep 2005, 12:36 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Also the 30amp fusible link under the hood labeled CDS keeps blowing.
Does anyone know what CDS stands for? I don't think it has anything to
do with the starter problem because the car will start with or without
the fuse being blown.

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Old 18 Sep 2005, 12:45 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Jason wrote:
> Also the 30amp fusible link under the hood labeled CDS keeps blowing.
> Does anyone know what CDS stands for? I don't think it has anything to
> do with the starter problem because the car will start with or without
> the fuse being blown.


Condensor fan?
(A/C related)

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Old 18 Sep 2005, 01:41 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Jason Wrote:
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> I have a 1990 camry V6 LE. I've replaced the starter 4 times now in
> the
> past 2 months.
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> > Getting them from autozone or pep boys?



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Old 18 Sep 2005, 02:46 pm   #5 (permalink)
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The condenser fan works with or without the fuse.

I've been getting the starters from O'Reilly (formerly Hi-Lo). They are
rebuilt starters but I couldn't imagine all of them being bad.

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Old 19 Sep 2005, 08:18 am   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: 90 Camry starter clicks once

On 18 Sep 2005 11:46:45 -0700, "Jason" <jasonarchibald@hotmail.com>
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>The condenser fan works with or without the fuse.
>
>I've been getting the starters from O'Reilly (formerly Hi-Lo). They are
>rebuilt starters but I couldn't imagine all of them being bad.


When you replaced the starter did you also replace the solenoid? If
not you might want to check these out for possibilities...
http://www.off-road.com/toyota/tech/starter/

http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTri...tml#References

FWIW
YMMV
DFB
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 09:48 am   #7 (permalink)
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try getting one from Toyota

once went through something like fifteen rebuilt generators for an air
cooled VW (lifetime replacement warranty) before getting the genuine
Bosch replacement - no more problems.
tried a Pep Boys starter once, after replacing (under warranty, but my
time and labor) twice, I returned it and installed the Toyota rebuilt -
no more problems - has been many years now, and I still have that truck
- driven infrequently, the starter really gets a work out after sitting
for weeks, it cranks a lot before starting, but still works just fine.
Try the Toyota part.

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Old 19 Sep 2005, 09:52 am   #8 (permalink)
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I think there's a known problem with that year (actually all "Gen 2")
where the pinion gear on the starter that engages the flywheel is not
beveled like the later years, and over time, the teeth in the flywheel
can be affected, causing the problem getting the starter to engage.
If the teeth don't mesh, there will be no electrical contact in the
solenoid and the starter motor won't turn.
>From what I've heard, the only permanent solution is to replace the

flywheel (expensive), but I'd try the Toyota brand (remanufactured)
starter first.

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