Car does not start

toyota
starting
camry

#1

I have been driving without any problems this morning. After stoping and parking the car to get some groceries, I came back to the car and now it does not start. I tried many times and I do not hear any noise. I tried the jumping cables and it did not start. Is this a probelm with the starter or a connection or what. The battery seems to be fine since I do not see the warning light for the battery. I still can turn on lights, open & close windows and turn on the radio. Do you have any idea of what the problem might be. I need to haul the car to a repair shop but I do not know what to repair. The car is an old Toyota Camry Wagon 1989 with 200K miles and the car still has most of the original parts.


#2

Tell us exactly what happens when you try to turn the key.


#3

Take off the license plates, leave it where it is and go buy a new car. Sorry, just kidding.

“Is this a probelm with the starter or a connection or what.” Based upon your description, it’s definitely the “or what”.

Could be any one or more of the following: starter motor, solenoid, starter switch, cables, clutch interlock switch (manual transmission), park or neutral switch (automatic transmission), etc. Take it to an auto electric specialist and have them run a diagnostic check.

If it’s a manual transmission, try depressing the clutch pedal a few times. If it’s an automatic, try park or neutral.

Twotone