Engine Won't Crank Due To Starter on Toyota Camry

If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

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Average mileage: 143,616 (4,000–340,000)
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2014
26 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
1997 Toyota Camry155,000
Engine would not start but could still see flickering of lights on dashboard. When changed battery still did not start. I then learned I can hit the solenoid with the plastic end of a screwdriver about 10 times and this will actually get the car to start. This lasted about 6 months with intermittent issues before replaced the starter altogether
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1996 Toyota Camry125,000
starter clicks but wont turn over.
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1995 Toyota Camry340,000
The car needed a new starter
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1990 Toyota Camry147,000
starter motor doesn't turn. Car runs fine w/key in on position with a push-start. Gotta be starter or solenoid or associated relay. I hope
2003 Toyota Camry140,000
Car wont' start and did not make any sound when the key is turned to crank. Asked someone to help turn the key to start the car while I hit the starter lightly with a hammer: it started right there.
1995 Toyota Camry150,000
I have same problem
Key will not turn in ignition I took it to the Toyota Dealer and they said there was some debris they said it was fixed but I had a problem with it again 12-5-14, it took me 10 minutes to start my car, that sucks.
1997 Toyota Camry145,000
auto starter issue? - car tries to start several times does not turnover and hear rubbing sound then stops.
Car would not start when ignition key in start position. Just several clicking sounds and after several tries the engine would start. The frequency of the clicking sounds varied. Suspected bad starter. Car towed to Checkered Flag Toyota and they confirmed bad starter and replaced it for a total of $150 for starter and $105.95 labor
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