'97 Camry won't start

Asked by Jan 18, 2017 at 11:34 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 this 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 the 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 got gas to put in it...thinking that
my gas gauge was broken and car needed
gas....no luck.  Please help. Other than the
battery and this recent issue...the car runs
great and smoothly.

2 Answers

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The hard start could be due to bad spark plugs, a weak fuel pump, restricted fuel filter, restricted air filter, dirty fuel injectors, an out-of- range coolant temperature sensor, sticking EGR valve, faulty Idle Air Control (IAC) servo, carboned up throttle plate, try this turn the car to the one position and leave it there for a few seconds (10) don't start it. Then turn it to the off position then try to start it if it starts right up then I think you may have a bad fuel pump. If that works I would try using some injector cleaner for a few tanks to see if you gets a different when starting.

Ty for replying. I did that twice...no luck. I can hear the ruel pump when I do it as well.

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