Question about 1990 Toyota Camry
Check the tightness of the battery terminals, and the engine negative ground strap at both ends.
If that is OK, with a Camry of this age it is probably the starter solenoid contacts wearing out. The first sign is intermittent contact. They are large copper or bronze contacts at the bottom of the solenoid.
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
Well, not necessarily need a professional if you have some basic maintenance experience.
If you look at the engine compartment from the front of the car, the switch is located at right side, very close to the radiator, close to the bottom of the car. You will see the shifting cable as well as an electronic connector on it. You can try if you shift, the cable will rotate the arm on the switch.
According to my experience, it's not easy for the switch to go bad, it may just need some alignment so the switch angle is zeroed in wrt the contact points. There is a line on the switch for alignment purpose.
To replace it is not difficult at all, once you located it, you will see. You can get a used one at junk yard, I believe it will be much much cheaper.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
SOURCE: 1992 Toyota Camry won't crank
Check the ground cable going from the battery to
alternator, then to chassis. Make sure there is no
rust at the chassis ground wire terminal, and that it
is very tight. The fusible link will be off the alternator
red power cable,usually, but not 100% on that car.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
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