Asked by Oct 18, 2010 at 05:12 PM about the 1997 Toyota Camry CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have approx. 147K on this great car. Last night with the ignition on. Heard one click with no turn over or the additional clicking sounds. I turned on all lights, radio, etc. The battery is obviously not the culprit here. I believe the starter may need replacing. Does any one concur with this dilemma? Thank you. Joe @ 760.672.4234.

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Yes - very common with gear reduction starters ... If you hit the key three or fout times usually they will start But its junk

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Mahalo braddah Mike. Will be replacing the starter today. Got the new starter via at a reasonable price, without a core charge, along with a 2 year warranty. Hopefully, this will remedy my car 's issue. Again thank you for your reply. -- Joe.


Mike, Changed up the starter and shes ready to go. Thanks again for the reply. --Joe.

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