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.
Engine Won't Crank Due To Starter on Toyota Camry
Average mileage: 143,530 (4,000–340,000)
34 people reported this problem
1994 Toyota Camry 139,619 mi, Visitor
My starter is bad but pay day in 2 days how to start car with bad starter
2003 Toyota Camry 140,000 mi, Visitor
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.
1996 Toyota Camry 125,000 mi, Visitor
starter clicks but wont turn over.
1997 Toyota Camry 155,000 mi, Visitor
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
2003 Toyota Camry 143,000 mi, Visitor
Clicks when I turn key.
1997 Toyota Camry 145,000 mi, Visitor
auto starter issue? - car tries to start several times does not turnover and hear rubbing sound then stops.
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.
1995 Toyota Camry 340,000 mi, Visitor
The car needed a new starter
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
My car is a 95 toyota camry and every thing comes on but it won't crank it just makes a clinking sound. It won't even jump start. We could pump the gas and break and it would start but now it's been sitting for a few days and would start. Is it the starter
1990 Toyota Camry 147,000 mi, Visitor
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
1995 Toyota Camry 150,000 mi, Visitor
I have same problem
1995 Toyota Camry 144,000 mi, Visitor
In the mornings my car takes about 4-5 seconds to turn over. But when its running hot because I've been using it throughout the day it takes about 6-8 seconds. I'm not sure what the problem is but I'm assuming it's my starter. It also makes a rattling noise when I try to start it after I've used it but it still turns over. Please help!
1995 Toyota Camry 201,000 mi, Visitor
Clicks when I try to start it, catches clicks about 7 times maybe start. When it doesn't start , had to hit the selenoid switch with screwdriver 10 times then it starts.