96 Toyota Camry won't start

Asked by Oct 18, 2016 at 09:39 PM about the 1996 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 Toyota Camry, I went in to start her up
and wouldn't start up, I jump started it an it worked
fine. I drove her around the neighborhood then
parked it again, went back out the next day and it
wouldn't start. I turn the key and the car doesn't do
anything, no crank no click nothing. The engine
lights do not turn on neither do the headlights or
break lights, the dome light inside of the car turns
on. The car also won't shift out of park. I replaced
the battery, checked all the connections, and
replaced the neutral safety switch, still nothing.
Please help

9 Answers

We were able to Hotwire it and the engine started up just fine but still wouldn't shift out of park


Why did you hotwire the car? No keys?

To see if there were any problems in the motor, there weren't


Automatic or Standard Transmission? Any Warning Lights ON or Flashing when the Engine is running?

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It's automatic, no warning lights



Well... from where I sit...We need to start the diagnosis at the Battery. Voltage across the battery should be 12.3-12.6 volts DC. I am not sure how this vehicle was "hot wired" to crank....start...then run. I think the sifter console will have to be removed to check the operation of the Shift Interlock System. These systems can usually be manually overridden by pressing a button. That button may be located under a tab at the console. A wiring diagram for this vehicle would surely help. Again...without confirming the presence of a fully charged Battery...I am reluctant to make any further suggestions.


This "Neutral Safety Switch" that was replaced.....was it adjusted upon installation? Where is this switch located?


Trev....did you ever resolve the issue with this vehicle?

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