99' Camry trouble starting up

Asked by May 29, 2017 at 03:50 PM about the 1999 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After my car has been idle for 24+ ish hours it has a hard time starting up. I
noticed that it is even worse if the radio is on and I turn on my head lights
before I start the car.
There is no issue when I am driving my car to work every day. Just
happens when I go on a trip or if I don't drive much on the weekends. What
happens it I turn the key the car starts rev's a bit then dies. Now sometimes
if I start pumping the gas and get my car into Drive fast enough the car will
keep running and I will be good. But this morning I just could not get it to
stay running. So I had my husband give me a jump and then I was good to
go.

Is this just a bad battery issue? I had my battery replace by AAA back in
Nov of 2015. Can they go out that quickly?

2 Answers

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The battery may be weak from someone leaving the door open (not fully closed). Also if u live in California I see that the acid//water dehydrates quickly in that area. I would go to Sears and have them do a battery check for free. If the car is in the back seat (some vehicles) they will charge u $29. Worst case is ur battery does not have the original CCA's (Cold cranking amps)

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So u can place it on a trickle charge at home......or get a quick charge at AutoZone or at a Sears Automotive location

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