My Camry has 93,000 miles on it and I maintain it regularly. I have only been driving it once or twice a week for the past 2 months. Last week the check engine light came on and a diagnostic produced Evap Emission Control codes: P0440, P0441, and P0446. I noticed that my gas cap was very loose (probably worked itself loose in the heat since I've barely been driving it) so I tightened it and ignored the light, figuring that was surely what caused it to come on.
A few days later I started the car again and the clock on my console was totally out, and is still not lit up at all. I ignored this too.
Now, a week later, I go to start it again and it just clicked when I turned the key. I tried to get a jump from someone without initial success, but after he had me shift into drive and pushed my car back and forth a few times it finally started.
The same thing occurred again after I finished my errands and tried to start it to go home. A jump was unsuccessful, but when I waited a minute and tried to start it again, it worked.
Now it is parked again outside my house and I am obviously anticipating a re-occurrence. The connections on the battery look good, and the battery is fairly new. I've had two people tell me the starter needs to be replaced, but it makes me wonder if the clock that stopped working could be a sign that something else is wrong instead?
I am alone in a new city and far from home and my trusted mechanic. Any advise? Thank you in advance.