Question about 1987 Toyota Camry
Sounds like your battery is weak.
Should probably have it towed to a garage and have a mechanic diagnose and fix it.
Posted on Jul 11, 2019
Make sure battery connectios are clean and tight. Positive battery wire goes to starter and negative battery wire goes to engine/body. Connections must be clean and tight. Car must be cold; have someone cranks while you listen where the clicking sound is coming from. You can put your hand on the stater solenoid(smaller part on top of starter) and feel the click. If it's there, the starter is acting up. Remove battery ground, put aside and start removing starter. Mark wires if you need to. Use proper jackstands if you must go underneath. I do believe you should be able to get at it from the top. Let me know.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
SOURCE: 1997 Toyota Camry won't start
The starter has two L-shape copper plates. These copper plates get used every time you start the car. After certain period of time the plates are so thin that no contact is made. So the car doesn't start. So your copper plates could be worn out. I had my replaced. And the problem is gone. If you know a good mechanic, you'll probably get fix for less than $100.
It's a common problem on Camry. They wear out prematurely.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
SOURCE: 2000 S10 Blazer Transmission
Check the transmission fluid and see it's condition. Make sure it's at the proper level, the whining noise sounds like the transmission has low line pressure which would be a bad transmission pump. The "klunk" was the line pressure being high and low right now could ba a faulty transmission pressure line servo. Newer automatic transmission designs often use many pressure control solenoids, and sometimes allow the shift solenoids themselves to provide precise pressure control during shifts by romping the solenoid on and off. The shift pressure affects the shift quality (too high a pressure will result in rough shifting; too low a pressure will cause the clutches to overheat) and shift speed. Check the fuse box at the end of the dash on the driver's side and look for the transmission fuse and make sure it's not bad. You can also try resetting the ECM by placing the ignition to the run position and pulling the ECM (BATT) fuse out for 30 seconds and placing it back in and starting the jimmy. It may stall but let it and don't touch anything. Just restart the engine and everything should be like the way it came off the assembly line and hope the transmission come back to life till you can get it to a transmission shop for a proper scan. Good luck and hope this helps. keep me posted, be glad to help.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
I assume it's a manual transmission.
If the car will not roll backward or forward in neutral (with or without the clutch engaged) the transmission is most likely locked in two gears at the same time.
This may happen if gear selectors are excessively worn. If you are able to examine the gear selection levers external to the gearbox, ensure they are in the 'neutral' (no gear selected) position when the gear lever is in Neutral. If not in correct position, you may be able to manually reset the levers to correct neutral position and thereby unlock the gearbox.
In any case, if it's happened once, it will happen again, so get the gearbox and gear selection mechanism checked for wear or breakage.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
i'm sure it's not the starter itself that is the problem, have the stater's solenoid checked...it might be stucked. It's quite a lot of work removing the starter but you can do it if you are willing enough to learn. You just need the right idea and tools to do it. Hope this will help save you bucks!
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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