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My engine won't start

The battery appears fine as all the electronics in the car are lighted. While cranking the key, sounds of electrical snapping is heard but the engine doesn't fire.

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In the dark have the bonnet open & have someone crank the vehicle. you listen & look for where the spark is arcing. when found repair.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012

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check the crank shaft sensor

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SOURCE: How do I change the starter in a 2000 Toyota Camry LE

i'm sure it's not the starter itself that is the problem, have the stater's solenoid checked...it might be stucked. It's quite a lot of work removing the starter but you can do it if you are willing enough to learn. You just need the right idea and tools to do it. Hope this will help save you bucks!

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SOURCE: 97 Toyota Caldina starting problem

you could have a bad cylanod in your starter that's what is sounds like or you might need a new starter sence you have looked and tested everything else that's the only other peice of resenable equitment left and if thats not it you could try the O2 sencer in the car if that's bad or going out it will make a car act that way. if that's not it then your problem, lys in the corb. but i would try the cylanoid in the starter first and work your way up from there

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SOURCE: 2003 Prius sometimes will not start, engine light comes on. Removing key from ignition, reinserting key, & turning wheel till it locks will then allow the car to start. Engine light stays on for a

I had a wire connector on the front of the engine that had so much tension, the wires broke. I didn't notice until a wet day when the car wouldn't start (and the Check Engine light was on). (The error code was related to an Emissions error.) The connector is located on the engine, front, just left of center. Hope this helps!

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