My 2005 Toyota Camry has intermittent starting problems.

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Asked by Oct 24, 2015 at 08:59 PM about the 2005 Toyota Camry CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It does start without any issues sometimes, and sometimes it doesn't.
When it doesn't start, it just gives very little buzz sound from under the
hood.
I have done following things so far,
1st Test @ XX Place, confirmed that Battery is good and asked to
approach mechanic test because cranking amps were not good while
starting. Presumed that it could be the problem with Alternator or not
enough battery power.
2nd Test @ YY Place, confirmed that Batter is good, but said that it is not
recommended battery. I had 34C in the car, but recommended was 24F.
And also confirmed that Alternator is good. So they recommended to
replace 34C with 24F.
3rd Test @ ZZ Place, they confirmed that every thing is good, Battery,
Alterator, and Starter. They could not find problem because it started fine
every time they started.

I dont want to take chance, so requested for a battery change to 24F. Got it
replace. Worked fine for 2 weeks, but issue reappeared after that.

2 Answers

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The next time it just gives you the buzz sound and doesn't start, do this: Have someone hold the key to the ON position like they are starting the car. As they hold the key, you rap on the starter with a hammer. If the car suddenly starts, you will need to replace your starter. If after rapping on the starter and it still will not turn over, I would test or replace the starter relay. Post back and keep us updated.

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I tried the way you explained, asked my friend to hold the key to ON position and I knocked the starter, it did not work. So, towed it to garage (4th time to a new place) and they replaced the starter. It started fine for a week and issue reappeared. This time the same repairer came to my place and took the car, after having inspection for one full day, they came to the conclusion as MAIN RELAY. They replaced it, since last 3 weeks there is no issue.

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