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Urn key, new battery, tests high, turn key, nothing

Periodically and predictably after a rain or wet turned to freezing day - turn key , nothing; standard transmission;bypassed safety switch, no change. Cap covering wires to starter relay showed overheating signs. Removed wires cleaned posts tightened nuts down. Problem persists. However if I persist holding key on for 7 seconds at a time after 3 -4 tries it will start but acts as if there is electrical resistance. Mechanic cannot suss it out.

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I could suggest replacing the coil pack while your in there replace the spark plugs( as preventative maintenance) any check engine light? usually that's an indication of a misfire

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SOURCE: 1994 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder Starting problems

your starter is bad.... the two contacts inside the solinoid are worn out only way to fix is replace the unit as a whole bet ya you get click click click then my start.. bet my life on this one been fixin toyotas for 20+ years

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SOURCE: 1994 Toyota Tercel Starter Problems

sounds to me that you have an igniton problem not a starter problem and or if you have or had an alarm system could be cause if u do give me feedback and i will explain but seems that your starter is fine from what u say but if you think in terms of the elemts to start a vehicle batery gives pwoer to ignition which sends to starter which gives spark etc i would check you ignition system something is causeing a short and not alowing starter to function

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SOURCE: Toyota starter problrm

NEED TO REPLACE STARTER.

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SOURCE: ''O/D OFF'' SIGNAL ON THE DASHBOARD

The O/D off means your overdrive is off. Have you accidently bumped it? It could be the start of a problem with electrical system. Usually a bad ground on your O/D may cause this. Intermitten problems are the hardest to track down and fix. Do you know what overdrive does? It's a gas savings device which cuts the engine's RPM's down by something like 1/3, like a 5th gear. That's why you are experiencing the jerking on the highway. Do you have an owners manual? If not a good place to look for one is at a local salvage yard, or online even. There may be something in there to explain this to you a little better than I did. I had a frien who had a simular problem. It turned out to be a bad fuse. It wasn't blown, it was broken, and it's element would jiggle around when he would hit bumps in the road. I don't know if this helped you, but it will give you place to start looking.

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SOURCE: 1999 Camry; Starter won't work when engine is cold

There are contacts located inside the solenoid of the starter that fail with age.

As the contacts where down, the starter likes to 'stick' and can take many tries to start, often requiring jostling like turning the wheel.

There are two options to correct this. The first obviously is to replace the starter.
To save some money you can replace the contacts instead.

Doing this requires unhooking your battery and removing the starter from the car.
Then remove the access plate on the back of the solenoid (3 8mm bolts), take out the plunger and spring. From there you can see the copper contacts, and how they have worn. Remove the 12m and 14mm on either side of the housing and push the bolts through to release the contacts and install new in the same order they came apart.

If you are taking this to a repair shop, be advised most independent shops will just try to sell you a $450 starter. Provide them these instructions or take it to a Toyota dealer and ask for "starter contacts" and they will know exactly what you need.

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