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#418 of 727 Re: Older 1995 Camry LE 2 door stopped at traffic light and now won't start! [chilon]
May 03, 2009 (1:13 pm)
Toyota Camry not start.
Go to mycarspace for pictures. Seach:"blog:1990 q-45. Then scroll to 93 Toyota Camry V6 plug change".
I'd check the wire harness to the distributor. Iif they are not clicked onto the ignition circuit harness tightly, they will vibrate off and on at a light. I know mine did this after changing the valve cover gasket I forgot to push the wires on tight.It drove ok for about a week then one day it shut off at the light then started right back up.
One quick simple test is to pull a plug wire off, on top of the engine (comes from distributor too ) and insert a phillips srewdriver in the wire where the spark plug was connected or insert a spark plug on here. Crank the engine, and look for a spark.
I do this test in the dark with the screwdriver touching some metal part on the engine. This eliminates timing belt, electrical, A 2minute test!! Tomorrow will test fuel pump.
#419 of 727 Re: Older 1995 Camry LE 2 door stopped at traffic light and now won't start! [rearwheeldrive]
May 03, 2009 (1:51 pm)
I read your problem wrong 93 Camry stopped .
I think you now run your battery down or you have engine problems mechanical parts, not electrical
Its one thing the car shuts off but another if it won't crank over. A Starter Motor is spinning fast, just before the engine runs. It sounds like it wont even crank over. Is it spinning fast still?.....No?
So now you have two problems a dead battery, and the problem when it originally shut off at the light.
When trying to start a car, if it dosen't start in 2-3 seconds something is wrong, More trouble shooting is required. Simply cranking the engine over and over will only make more things worst. Battery, fails.Starter Motor gets hot.
Right now you need a volt meter connected at the battery, or a jump start. Then do the test in above post.Your battery should show 12.5 or more volts.
#420 of 727 Re: Older 1995 Camry LE 2 door stopped at traffic light and now won't start! [rearwheeldrive]
May 03, 2009 (8:26 pm)
okay. It is 1995 Toyota camry LE 2 door with 73000 miles on it.
The car won't start
It won't CRANK.
When I turn the key in to start it only that Ghrr Ghrr noise.
There is no Cranking
and I don't hear any engine noise at all.
No I don not hear any starter motor spining fast.
All lights come on when I turn the car key.
After the car stopped I had tried to get battery charged but it made no difference.
So the battery is okay.
The background again:
What happened was:
I had the car serviced before. ONLY after servicing that the car BEGAN to stop after 5 minutes and only when I was stopped at a Traffic red light or a stop sign.
But then it would start back in less then 1 minute maybe even in 30 seconds or so.
But last thursday it stopped as I was coming home from running errands after getting the oil change done by the toyota dealer.
And it would just not start unlike before.
There is no cranking. I hear no engine noise when I turn the key.
It seems to have died on me.
#421 of 727 Re: Older 1995 Camry LE 2 door stopped at traffic light and now won't start! [kiawah]
May 03, 2009 (8:38 pm)
The car has only 73k miles on it.
well I went to auto parts retailer today. He recommened a mechanic to me. Also he told me don't go to 1 AAA recommened garage. "those guys are crooks." I don't know what to say. I asked him why. He said they overcharge you and gave me an example of a lady who he said was overcharged.
Yeah I got to find out if my timing belt was changed 7 months ago.
See I asked the dealers' auto mechanic if my timing belt was new. He said it looked new, but at the prior oil change the dealer said I needed timing belt changed! But in between these 2 oil changes I did not get any timing belt replaced!!
Now I am suspicious of that dealer's mechanic. May be he did something to my timing belt. You can tell if someone is shifty and not honest. I could be wrong.
I don't know really if that dealer's mechanic actually did something to my timing belt.
But I will get the car checked this week. probably call someone to tow it.
One guy is charging almost 98 dollars and other almost 70 dollars! one way of course and that is only 3 miles far from my house!
#422 of 727 Re: Older 1995 Camry LE 2 door stopped at traffic light and now won't start! [chilon]
May 04, 2009 (4:50 am)
The timing belt is inside the engine, nobody could have done anything to it.
#423 of 727 Re: Older 1995 Camry LE 2 door stopped at traffic light and now won't start! [chilon]
May 04, 2009 (8:12 am)
Camry wont start
This is confusing when you turn the key you say the lights come on To me that means headlights Try and just turn the lights on without the key . This test will tell you if the battery is charged, and in good condition. Leave the lights on for Two Minutes. The lights should stay on if you have a good battery. If the lights past this test go to the next step, and turn the lights off.
Next try and spin the motor over with the key in the start position, NOT the run position. Does it spin over at all? Or does it make a groaning noise, like when the battery is dead?
It is important to isolate the problem to the battery, or the engine. If the battery is good then your engine is bad. If the battery is bad we can't test the engine till you fix that problem first.
I can't tell if you have a good battery because you say the lights come when you turn the key on. The key has nothing to do with the lights. Then you say it makes a grr grr sound, like the Starter is not spinning the engine.This is a dead battery!!
#424 of 727 Re: Older 1995 Camry LE 2 door stopped at traffic light and now won't start! [rearwheeldrive]
May 04, 2009 (10:46 am)
The lights came on without using the car key and they stayed on for the 2 minutes you told me to time.
The engine does not crank when I turn the key.
do all/most shops include the car diagnosis cost in the labor cost if I get the repairs done from them?
Or is it a separate charge?
#425 of 727 My New 98 Camry!
May 05, 2009 (5:28 pm)
I have just inherited a 98 Camry from my brother, which I use to drive my mom around as I'm the new care giver. He drove like a mad man.
Issue: When cold, it has trouble changing to the next gear and afterwards, hesitates and lags at a constant speed (30ish)(auto trans). Runs fine after a few miles. Has 100,000 miles. Seems the oil has been changed regularly but other maintenance I do not know.
Any advice before I take it to the shop? Thanks.
#426 of 727 Re: Older 1995 Camry LE 2 door stopped at traffic light and now won't start! [chilon]
May 05, 2009 (10:04 pm)
Camry no start
Great, you can't spin the engine at all. This is an electric problem. The key is fused the lights are not. So we have to check fuses to the to the ignition key.
If your not afraid to look under the hood you can start looking for the fuses. I have a picture of where this is. A 95 Camry, let me look.
Diagnosis could be over hundred dollars. Then the labor to fix the problem more. Fixing and diagnosis is two separate things.
#427 of 727 Re: My New 98 Camry! [100way]
May 05, 2009 (10:06 pm)
98 Camry trans lags
Short answer is to check the level of the fluid in the trans. I believe it should be running and in park.