Car won't start... Sometimes

Cameron Gannon

Asked by Sep 16, 2015 at 04:36 AM about the 1992 Toyota Camry XLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 92 Toyota Camry xle.  It was having
a problem where occasionally after a short
drive and shutting it off (or even just
starting and shutting off) it would not turn
over or do anything at all for anywhere from
5 minutes to a few hours. Then all the
sudden it would start like nothing
happened.  I did a tune up and the rotor and
distributer cap was all busted up and I
replaced those the wires and plugs and it
stopped.. For about a month.. Now all the
sudden it's back and I have no idea what it
could be. Seems to happen more on cold
and especially rainy days which will be
every day where I live real soon here. Was
thinking maybe fuel pump, fuel injectors or
starter switch but I'm kind bamboozled at
the moment. Any help would be much

2 Answers


Did you change the ignition control module ?


I had the same exact issue on my '95 Camry and my '89 4X4. Since my vehicles were so old, I just ran a push button switch from my ignition wire to my positive battery post and mounted it under the dash. If it wouldn't turn over via the ignition switch, I would just hit my push button and it would fire right up. It's either your ignition control module or your distributor. I would try your local salvage yard for parts. Then hit Ebay or

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