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My camry has 153000 miles on it, it does not start every time, the battery is 5 months old. when it does kick over it is not immediate, would this be a starter?

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Well, I would check that the connections to the 5 month old battery are scraped and/or wire brushed until shiny on both contact ends.

Then, I would test to see how much amperage draw there is by putting an inductive Ammeter around one of the battery cables.

If it draws 75 to 100 amps and does not turn over easily, it's a bad starter.

If it draws 0 amps or very low and doesn't turn, it's still a starter solenoid (in which case you would change the starter and solenoid as a unit).

Good luck on this repair.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010


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