1997 toyota camry noise when starting engine?

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Old 07 Jul 2010, 03:45 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1997 toyota camry noise when starting engine?

when i strated my car this morning, i heared a clicking sound and it wont turn on, after several tries.. it turned on and not even a few meters, my engine light turned on, but im still running good, when i got to my mom's haus, and goin home, it did the same thing, tried several tries, until it turned on... i know there is something wrong in th engine, i just dont want to take it ti a shop coz i dont have the money to pay for the diagnostic test, i hope someone could help me whats wrong with it...
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 03:49 pm   #2 (permalink)
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maybe because its a 1997
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 03:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Clicking sound and the engine "does not turn over" makes me think you have a low battery. Low battery could be just the battery being old and need replaced, or you could have a slight short in your starter causing it to drain over night, or it could be a weak alternator.































Autozone (most any auto parts house) will check your engine code for free. The can also check your alternator for free.
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 04:05 pm   #4 (permalink)
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The battery cables are loose or corroded. Take them both off and scrape them till they are shiny with a wire brush or a knife to get the corrosion off then clean the battery terminal. Next put the cables back on and tighten them up.































Before you take them off just wiggle them back and forth and it should start the first time unless they are really loose.
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It has to be a low battery
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 04:14 pm   #6 (permalink)
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if your battery was the problem u would have needed a jump start. check your ground and your positive wire to the starter. replace that starter your solenoid has a dead spot in it. replace it before you get stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time,
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guarantee its your starter solenoid,just tell them to change this part,no diagnoses needed,whats happening is the solenoid is getting stuck and after a few times it frees itself,but that wont last long,if ever your stuck try hitting the solenoid a few time ,ive seen this many times
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