Camry 2002 LE (4 cyl Auto), 140K mi
This morning, for the first time I can recall, the car would not start right away.
Had been sitting in the garage for 2+ days.
Starter would crank just fine, but engine would not fire.
No lites were left on overnite.
Finally (after about 6+ attempts), engine started – runs fine now.
Took it to TOY dealer. Their diagnosis: weak battery, alternator low output.
Happy, had recently (6 mos) replaced battery after 4 years of use, so got a new battery N/C.
TOY ran a charging system check and it shows “Alternator Condition: OK” (midway between shitty and great I recall).
Funny, but my first thought when it would not start was the fuel system (fuel pump) or dirty ignitors.
I did ask my regular mechanic for an opinion, and he thinks it might indeed be the fuel pump – perhaps a clogged filter.
I am open to any suggestions on what to check or what it might be.
PS I am making a separate posting re whether an ignitor cleaning by dealer is worth it alt all.
Thanks in advance