Went to start my car this morning. Dash lights were on. Turned the key heard click sounds , but no start. Did it a couple times, 2nd time no sound not even the click.third try click sound then start.

Carmen Sapien

Asked by Sep 21, 2015 at 11:29 AM about the 1997 Toyota Camry CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What is it the battery is bad or the
starter. Or alternator. Have not
checked the battery connections or
battery levels yet.

4 Answers


could be. have the battery checked a auto parts store will do it

Tom Harmon

... Do you mean the lights were already on .. or did they come on when you got in the car?


Replace the starter automatic, looks not a big issue.

Tom Harmon

Either ignition switch of starter ,,, I suspect the switch. Try this ...put some side pressure on the switch and turn is slow ... see if that does it ... of course if it does then only the electrical part of the switch needs replacement ,,,, avoid changing the Tumbler because you will get into coding issues with a different key ... good luck

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