Question about 2000 Toyota Camry
When you say "wont start" - do you mean that the engine is turning over but the engine will not start or it simply doesn't turn over all?
Assuming it’s the former (engine is turning over but the engine will not start), it is most likely the coil. A simple way to test this is to disconnect the coil wire from the coil and, using a screwdriver - ideally a Phillips with a plastic or rubber handle, place the metal portion of the screwdriver in the coil wire. Ensuring your hands are clear of all moving engine parts and not in contact with any metal portion of the coil or coil wire, arch the screwdriver (while only holding the plastic or rubber handle of the tool) about a 1/4 inch from a metal part on the engine (not aluminum or sheet metal) while an assistant turns the ignition key as if to start the car for several seconds. Don't worry about the car starting - it won't without the coil being connected.
If you do not see a "spark" between the screwdriver and solid metal then you may have a faulty coil. Check your fuse box and fuse box diagram to see if a fuse exists for the coil on your particular model car. If not, remove the coil and have it tested by a local shop or higher level auto parts store to verify. Replace as needed.
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