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I bought a 97 Toyota camry with a bad motor an a good motor came with it I installed it the car will nt start unless u jump the starter relay an when u put it in neutral the car dies every time u start it u have to jump the relay the inside switch will nt start it any solutions?

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Can you supply the engine numbers. engines can be the same from some years but the electrics can be of a different type 97 is on borderline when they changed the ecu and sensors. your ecu would read everything as normal but will not start. if you swap over the sensors from the old engine to the new engine it should work after this. as long as no sensor problems are on the old engine. check the part numbers and change the ones that are a different number to you old engine. there will be a few the same but most will have changed there number like cam crank and maf and prob knock sensors

Posted on Feb 12, 2014

Testimonial: "I changed all the sensorsan still will nt start so any other solutions?"

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    Russ Hill Feb 12, 2014

    can you tell me what was wrong with the original engine ? please.

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    Russ Hill Feb 13, 2014

    Have you done any thing to the ecu immobilizer. check the key to see if there is a chip in the key aswell check the small things as you don't know what may have been do to the car before you got it.

  •  Russ Hill
    Russ Hill Feb 13, 2014

    Check this out. check that these are working.

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An ignition switch probably isn't the problem, because the vehicle probably wouldn't shut off if the switch were the problem. When you turn your car off the battery is not being drained any longer from the switch unless the vehicle is unable to shut down.
The other possibility that will definately cause a battery to lose juice while not running is a faulty starter sellinoid. When these sellinoid's, (may not be spelled correctly, sorry about that) are bad, the motor is turned off but the battery is still drawing current, but the engine is not running to allow the battery to recharge.
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