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Toyota Camry Vehicle Won't Crank Due To Starter

Toyota Camry Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2014

Average Mileage: 142,925 mi (4,000 mi - 340,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 155,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 340,000 mi

    The car needed a new starter

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    starter clicks but wont turn over.

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  • Visitor, , 145,000 mi

    auto starter issue? - car tries to start several times does not turnover and hear rubbing sound then stops.

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  •  Rookie

    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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