Starting Problem - 96 Camry

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Old 17 Feb 2006, 02:21 pm   #1 (permalink)
The Duke
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Default Starting Problem - 96 Camry

Got a 96 Camry with 240K that today refused to start for the first time.

Just repetitive clicking when you turn the key. Battery still has full
voltage.

Thinking maybe it is the starter or ignition switch.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

The Duke


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Old 17 Feb 2006, 03:51 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Try replacing the contacts in the solenoid - those are the high wear
item in the starter, and if your battery and cables are good I'd do
that first.
Relatively inexpensive and commonly replaced item.
They wear because they take the full amperage of the battery during
starting.

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Old 17 Feb 2006, 08:42 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Same thing happened to me a month ago. But a few months earlier I saw
the contacts on plug terminals had corroded when I was replacing turn
signal lights, so having an idea the starter switch wires might be
corroded I shook the wiring harness. Then knowing selenoids can stick, I
then hit the starter with a hammer, it started!,Oh well, it still is
fine. You could have many simple things wrong like poor conections or a
bad starter or selenoid, or battery. Unless you do a load test you wont
know if the battery is good, and a starter amp draw test will indicate
if the starter is worn and pulling to much juice. Id start with the
battery, try a good one, jump it, if it starts its the battery. Then try
the hammer, or a piece of wood to hit it.

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Old 18 Feb 2006, 07:31 am   #4 (permalink)
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Thx

I will give it a try.


"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Same thing happened to me a month ago. But a few months earlier I saw
> the contacts on plug terminals had corroded when I was replacing turn
> signal lights, so having an idea the starter switch wires might be
> corroded I shook the wiring harness. Then knowing selenoids can stick, I
> then hit the starter with a hammer, it started!,Oh well, it still is
> fine. You could have many simple things wrong like poor conections or a
> bad starter or selenoid, or battery. Unless you do a load test you wont
> know if the battery is good, and a starter amp draw test will indicate
> if the starter is worn and pulling to much juice. Id start with the
> battery, try a good one, jump it, if it starts its the battery. Then try
> the hammer, or a piece of wood to hit it.
>



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Old 18 Feb 2006, 10:26 pm   #5 (permalink)
Christian Boyland
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"The Duke" <yours@dot.com> wrote in message
news:YeqJf.5894$_D5.389545@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
> Got a 96 Camry with 240K that today refused to start for the first time.
>
> Just repetitive clicking when you turn the key. Battery still has full
> voltage.
>
> Thinking maybe it is the starter or ignition switch.
>
> Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
>
> The Duke
>


It's probably the alternator in it, the battery probably will start to drain
very soon or you might be right about the starter or ignition switch being
the problem

Christian


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