Battery works fine. ran fine home 2 days later nothing engine doesnt even make a effort to start no clicking sound or nothing if i try to start it the time displays goes dim thats it. What could it be?
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1995 Toyota Camry
Question: Engine on 95 wont start battery is fine no sound from engine PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!
Answer #1PARTS GUY December 14, 2011, 19:26Master
You know the battery is fine based on what?
You may have a parasitic draw causing the battery to discharge. That's based on that the battery is properly tested good.
ReplylemonAd3, December 15, 2011, 04:22Rookie
Thanks parts guy I don't think it's the battery because all the lights work and the horn works. Also I tried charging it from another car and it still wouldn't start. I've tried jumping it for like 30 minutes I don't see how in just 2 days anything could happen. I drove it home fine then when I tried to take it for a spin nothing it didn't even make a clicking sound as an attempt to try to start up....
ReplyPARTS GUY, December 15, 2011, 10:29Master
Just because the lights and horn works doesn't mean the battery is good. That is not the way to test a battery.
ReplylemonAd3, December 15, 2011, 14:10Rookie
Well parts guy I really hope u r right about it being the battery hope would I do a PROPER battery check?
Ur theory seems possible seeing how it worked fine when I got it it just hasn't been driven for a while so again how should I go about a proper battery check?
Answer #2patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 14, 2011, 23:30Master
Check the battery voltage make sure it is 12.6 volts.Try jump starting off another car if it still won't start, the contacts in the starter solenoid failed.
ReplylemonAd3, December 15, 2011, 04:25Rookie
Hey Patrick I've seen you post a lot up here so can you tell me how I would and where I would check this solution? I could use the internet I know but I'm not a car guy at the moment so if you could kinda laymen's term this for that would be much appreciated thanks and I hope this repair is a DIY not so costly fix.
ReplyPARTS GUY, December 15, 2011, 10:31Master
You can have 12.6 volts and the battery still may not pass a proper test of a battery.
Answer #3brian23703 December 16, 2011, 02:58Rookie
go to an advanced auto parts sore, they do free battery test. IT WILL NOT COST YOU A THING!!!
ReplylemonAd3, December 16, 2011, 04:54Rookie
yea I thought about that I tried switching batteries with my other car and it still didn't work so I'm thinking it may be what Patrick said
Replybrian23703, December 28, 2011, 00:14Rookie
iin all this talk of the battery did anyone think of the starter if you have power but nothing on starting that may be it. some times you can tap it with a hamer and knock the barings loose and it could start ive had to do this with my impala. it started and i took it srait to the shop.
You can have a good battery and have a connection issue causing the same concern. Make sure they are good.
ReplylemonAd3, December 16, 2011, 08:15Rookie
ok I just bought a starter and ill be attempting to install it today!