Engine start up 1992 camry

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Old 22 Oct 2005, 09:40 am   #1 (permalink)
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I have a '92 camry and sometimes it cranks and sometimes it doesn't.
Particularly in the morning and early afternoon its working fine, however
around 6 or 7 it generally start acting funny and won't start. When this
happens my radio,lights, etc. all come on, but the car makes no noise.
I've had my battery, starter, and alternator checked and they all checked
out fine......I'm clueless and so is everyone else.....do you have a clue
as to what this could be????

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Old 22 Oct 2005, 01:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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SunKissedHoney wrote:
> I have a '92 camry and sometimes it cranks and sometimes it doesn't.
> Particularly in the morning and early afternoon its working fine, however
> around 6 or 7 it generally start acting funny and won't start. When this
> happens my radio,lights, etc. all come on, but the car makes no noise.
> I've had my battery, starter, and alternator checked and they all checked
> out fine......I'm clueless and so is everyone else.....do you have a clue
> as to what this could be????


When it won't crank while in Park, does it crank when you shift it to
Neutral instead? If so your "safety neutral" switch needs attention,
but
you can get along for a while by starting this way. Also make sure the
ground cable is properly secured to the frame.

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Old 23 Oct 2005, 10:35 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Sat, 22 Oct 2005 10:40:23 -0400, "SunKissedHoney"
<johnsoncarina@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I have a '92 camry and sometimes it cranks and sometimes it doesn't.
>Particularly in the morning and early afternoon its working fine, however
>around 6 or 7 it generally start acting funny and won't start. When this
>happens my radio,lights, etc. all come on, but the car makes no noise.
>I've had my battery, starter, and alternator checked and they all checked
>out fine......I'm clueless and so is everyone else.....do you have a clue
>as to what this could be????


Sounds like the starter solenoid. There are contacts in it which often
go bad. Some good info here....
http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTri...shtml#EasyTest
FWIW
YMMV
DFB
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Old 24 Oct 2005, 05:47 pm   #4 (permalink)
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<6b7caff24f0d19c9af17f49aa17ac01a@localhost.talkab outautos.com>,
"SunKissedHoney" <johnsoncarina@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have a '92 camry and sometimes it cranks and sometimes it doesn't.
> Particularly in the morning and early afternoon its working fine, however
> around 6 or 7 it generally start acting funny and won't start. When this
> happens my radio,lights, etc. all come on, but the car makes no noise.
> I've had my battery, starter, and alternator checked and they all checked
> out fine......I'm clueless and so is everyone else.....do you have a clue
> as to what this could be????


Sounds like the safety neutral switch (which prevents starting except when
the transmission is in Park or Neutral). The contacts in the switch get
dirty or don't make good contact and that keeps the starter circuit from
being energized. If you normally start in "Park" try starting in
"Neutral." Another technique is to move the shift lever back and forth
through the gear positions (to clean the switch contacts), and then try to
start.

I am assuming you have an automatic transmission, but a manual
transmission has the same feature.

I had an 87 Camry that did the same thing. If it is like my 87 Camry, the
switch is on the transmission and can be disassembled and cleaned, saving
you the cost of a new switch. Don't think the Toyota dealer will do that,
howvever--they will want to replace the switch with a new one (over $100
just for the part, if I remember correctly).

Merritt
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