Is my starter bad?

Asked by May 16, 2017 at 01:08 PM about the 2005 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car won't turn over and then goes dim.
We tap on.the starter and then it starts. Is
that my starter? It sat overnight then started
right up then I drove and turned it off and it
wouldn't start again. Please help

3 Answers

72,095

Yes you are right it is a bad starter,heats up then you have no crank,and the tap trick you done confirm,s it all so.

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61,055

If a tap on the starter makes it start it is likely a bad starter. Check the electrical cable connections to make sure that is not the problem before replacing the starter. The connections should be clean, free of corrosion and tight.

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3,260

Does you battery look like this?

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