'97 Camry won't start

Asked by Jan 18, 2017 at 11:32 PM about the 1997 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello. A week ago my car started really
rough before running normally throughout
the day. It did tgis every morning. My battery
then went out...and I got a new one installed.
Right after replacing battery...car started
fine...as expected...since the rough start
only happens in the morning.
Yesterday...same rough start...then runs fine
throughout tge day. Today, the car had the
same rough start but wouldn't stay on... It
will crank as usual...just not turning over.
There's no check engine light on, so can't
check codes. Any idea what it could be? I
went and git gas to put in it...thinking that
my gas gauge was broken and car needed
gas....no luck.  Please help. Other tgan tge
battery and this recent issue...the car runs
great and smoothly.

3 Answers

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There is a lot of problems that can cause this. Start with the alternator charging voltage and check the battery voltage in the morning if you said was working fine when changed the battery. Could be a bad sparkplug, a bad IAC valve (idle air control). Does it start ok if you push the pedal a bit?

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Stepping on the gas pedal used to help; now it shuts off if I do that.

You may want to have your fuel filter replaced you may want to also check your air filter as well

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