I have a 2007 Camry LE. I have owned this car since 2009. Problems starting lately

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Asked by Mar 12, 2015 at 12:47 PM about the 2007 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: General

In the last few months my car has had problems starting. It will be driving fine then
when I stop somewhere and then try to restart, it won't. It sounds like it is starting then
chugs a little and quits. If I let it sit for about 30 min to an hour it starts back up. This
is random. It has only happened 3 or four times. But last night after I got home, i
parked in my garage as usual. Went back out about an hour later and their was a
humming noise coming from the car. When I opened the door it stopped and the car
wouldn't start. Got a new battery and it started. It is driving fine again. I had the
alternator replaced about 3 years ago and the water pump about 2 years ago.

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when was the last time you replaced your spark plugs?

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Not since I bought it. I had someone tell me due to the humming and the fact that it sounded like it was going to turn over that it might be the fuel pump. What does a car sound like when the spark plugs are going bad?

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I drove it to work. No problem. Drove home. No problem. Went out to the garage a few hours later, it was humming. Not like a fan spinning but a hum. As soon as I opened the door it went away. The car was completely dead. Replaced battery. It starts again. Runs fine. In the past it ran fine, then suddenly wouldn't turn over. Literally a chugging sound. It was sounding like it would start, would chug a few times (car even shook a little) and then it would quit. After a while it will start. Doesn't do it but a few times in the last few months.

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Try popping out your fuel pump relay from under the hood. The next morning put in back in before you leave. See if that cures the dead battery issue. You may have a bad relay that is stuck in the closed position which keeps power running to your fuel pump. Replace your relay. If the car keeps stalling when engine is hot, try replacing your Engine Coolant Temp sensor.

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