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1995 Toyota Avalon Question: STARTING CAR

 

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GROODMOEDE, 3.0L V6, Rochester, NY, November 09, 2009, 08:10
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SOMETIMES WHEN I TRY TO START CAR IT CLICKS. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A WHILE. I CAN GO WEEKS WITHOUT IT DOING IT.
WHAT CAN IT BE BESIDES THE STARTER. COULD IT BE A FUSE?

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  • Answer #1

    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 09, 2009, 12:40
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    It's not going to be a fuse. It may be the neutral safety switch, battery cable connections or another component in the starter circuit, like a relay. Problems that occur this infrequently are difficult to diagnose, so when it happens, try to document the conditions leading up to and during the time it wont start.

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    Visitor, October 01, 2010, 13:39

    Mine would click also until I replaced the battery. The old battery was shorting the alarm and the alarm wouldn't let the car start.

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    Visitor, October 08, 2010, 08:10

    My '96 Avalon was doing this as well and all it was was the battery cable. It was loose and when the car would be sitting for more than 5 hours; it would either not start or click like it was a dead battery. I replaced and tightened the terminals and it fixed the problem. Your problem isn't a fuse, it's either the battery, battery terminals, the starter, or the ignition.

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