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#121 of 164 Re: 2001 Camry won't turn over. [mbartley1]
Sep 08, 2010 (9:46 am)
If a battery in a vehicle is bad, like having a bad cell, then jumping it does not necessarily give it the voltage it needs to start. Jumper cables are of different cable thickness and quality, and a thinner jumper cable can actually just act as a big resistor (and get warm), and unable to drive up the voltage on a battery with a bad cell.
Many auto parts chains will check your battery for you free of charge, and choose the ones who do a 'load' test where they check the batteries ability to not only hold the correct voltage, but also to drive the maximum amount of current needed.
Get to the point where you know for certain that your battery, and cable connectors are clean and tight. If you still have the problem, then check the relay.
#122 of 164 Re: 1995 Camry stalls [rox1]
Sep 08, 2010 (5:16 pm)
I have a 2003 Camry.It starts good but it won't stay running unless I keep foot on the accelerator.I replaced the plugs.But still the same problem.Also the check engine light has come on.Anybody have similar problem please help.
#124 of 164 Re: 1995 Camry stalls [rjeezy55]
Sep 08, 2010 (6:45 pm)
With a 2003 Camry, take it somewhere to have the error codes read from the computer (which is why the check engine light is on). You can look those error codes up on the internet, and that will give you an idea where the problem is.
Many auto parts chains, will do that for free.
#125 of 164 Re: 2001 Camry won't turn over. [kiawah]
Sep 09, 2010 (9:43 am)
I had a mobile mechanic come over and put a new battery on the car last night but with no luck. I could hear clicking in the relays mounted next to the battery. His opinion is that the problem is the ignition switch, but he can't fix it until next week. I'm willing to give it a try myself, but I wanted to get your thoughts on his thoughts first. Does the switch sound possible/probable? Is there an online DIY for replacing it? I haven't been able to find one, as it doesn't seem to be a very common problem.
#126 of 164 Re: 2001 Camry won't turn over. [mbartley1]
Sep 14, 2010 (12:26 pm)
Hang a voltmeter on the starter, see what the voltage is when you turn the key. If full voltage, but turn over, then starter is bad.
If low voltage, then back up and check the output of the starter relay to verify. If good, then your cable is bad to the starter. If low, then check input voltage to starter.
If relay input voltage is low, then problem is in cabling from battery to starter relay block (assuming battery is good). If relay input voltage is high, but output voltage low, then starter relay is bad.
#127 of 164 1994 toyota camry 6 cyl. not turning over
Oct 18, 2010 (10:59 pm)
my 1994 camry 6 cyl. has new cam censor, new crank shaft censor, new fuel filter, new battery. before all these were put in two weeks ago my car was doing the same thing. it would drive for some time then just die.
Oct 19, 2010 (6:39 am)
I took my camry to a shop. The problem was an aftermarket security system. It had shorted out the circuitry somehow. They disabled it and it cranked right up. The most expensive part was the tow. It took them less than an hour to correct it. Thanks for the advise, Kiaweh
#129 of 164 Re: Update... [mbartley1]
Oct 28, 2010 (3:58 pm)
good to see your starter problem fixed
Some folks never check back with the results. Sounded like it was futher back in the system, where Kiwaih was headed, the ignition switch relays,,security system. It was just a matter of time
, Troubleshooting online you got to think of all the scenerios, conditions of car, has it been hacked into, good maintenance or is is it a careless DIY. You got to ask about a 100 questions,to get a good profile, security system would be last on the list of common problems.
I got a customers van that does the same thing. He has one of those cheap security systems and somtimes it won't start. Someone has replaced his starter twice and of course the battery too. It failed to start for me after I was test driving for a brake repair,I did,for him.Then he tells me it happens alot.
I'm thinking why didn't he call me about it not starting, instead of not stopping. So I replaced the ignition switch in a hurry, only to have the same problem. Autozone took the switch back when I showed them both switches in my hand, I said the spring feels the same in the new one as well as the old, and I didn't need to replace it after all. Whoo! $16.00 mistake..
I thinking its the disconnected security system still causing the problem. I pulled the fuse going to it.last year after the alarm kept going off every time I opened the car door. God it was really annoying, but it could still be causing the intermittent start problem he has..Maybe I need to reconnect the fuse.
Thanks for checking back.
#130 of 164 Engine not starting; despite charging battery after a jump start
Nov 03, 2010 (8:15 pm)
My 2000 Toyota Camry XLE V6 wasn't starting this evening. When I would turn the key, the indicator lights on the dashboard would light up, but the engine wouldn't start despite making the cranking sound. I turned on the interior light and tried to start, but the lights flickered while the engine tried to start, but no luck. With the key in, I tried to operate the power windows and they worked, but very very slowly. I did this troubleshooting to see if the battery was completely dead.
Anyway, out of all options, I got someone to jump start my car and I drove home. I kept the car running for 45 mins to charge the battery, and while it was still running, I noticed that if I would try to use my power windows, the dashboard panel (and the headlights also, I think) would dim and the battery discharge warning indicator would come on. After 45 mins of keeping the car running, I turned it off and tried to start the car. It wouldn't start any more just like how it had behaved before getting a jump start.
What is the problem? Does the battery (AutoCraft Silver Battery purchased in March 2009) need to be replaced? Or is the problem elsewhere?