my car won't start. but heard click sound.
my car won't start. battery is 12.5V. there is click sound when turning the key. but no crank. sometimes after I checked battery, tighten the connection, then car could start. now seems I don't have lucky anymore. in this case, what could me the problem?
How old is the battery?
3 years old. pretty strong battery.
Most likely your starter needs new contacts in solenoid. However, those contacts usually not available in the regular parts stores and only in special stores. Most likely there is a "starter shop" in the town that will replace them for you.
Hi, Vitasmotorz, Isn't the sound from solenoid? if so, that mean solenoid is fine. mmh, no the sound seems like from relay. not from solenoid.
Yes in fact your solenoid is working. However your contacts are worn and your starter does not start cranking. I had the same problem and was able to buy those contacts from "starter shop" and replaced them myself. Here is a link for reference only http://www.discountstarterandalternator.com/p-6129-starter-solenoid- repair-kit-contact-plunger-set-acura-dodge-lexus-toyota.aspx? CAGPSPN=pla&gclid=COLiwazJxsMCFY17fgodPoIA_Q
First link doesn't work so here is another link just for example how it looks: http://www.amazon.com/STARTER-SOLENOID-REPAIR-Contact- Plunger/dp/B00DQ9V5Z6
thanks Vitasmotorz. seems you are right. you said you changed the solenoid contacts yourself. what is your car brand? how do I locate my starter ? is it easy to replace it? thank you so much.
BTW, my car is 1994 camry LE.
Here is a link that might help you even it is for older car I believe: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/102-1st-2nd-generation-1983-1986- 1987-1991/354129-how-replace-starter-motor-solenoid-contacts- intermittent-starting-problem.html
i have the same problem, my battery was good, starter was good but my car won't crank. An auto shop tested my starter and said it was good
check the wires and make sure everything is tightened down properly
I have the same problem I have an 02 Toyota corolla I replace the battery and even got the starter tested it was fine it's clicking when I try to crank it
My 95 Toyota Camry just started doing the same thing as discribed above. No crank no start. All lights work. Battery is good. Tested alternator, good. Turn the key and just hear a single click sound. I touch the solenoid while someone else turns the key and it is obvious that the click is coming from starter solenoid. Any suggestions? Where would I find my starter relay fuse?
I just fix my 97 Toyota Camry same problem it would click and then most times it would start if I tryed it again. contacts in the solenoid $3.50 at a local alternator-generator shop, easy to replace hardest part is getting the starter off
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