Toyota Camry Repair Question
Cold start ignition problem
Once it starts however, I am good to go. I can turn off the car and start it up until 5-6 hours later with no problem. I think it I should attack the ignition switch first then the starter. My mechanic didn't even entertain the idea--he immediately said bad starter. What do you suggest?
The other problem is much simpler to explain. A metal ring has been dropped into #1spark plug barrel and sticking as a result of the heat. It is preventing the spark plug socket to get engaged and get the plug out in tune -ups. My current mechanic tried air nozzle as well as long nose plier to get it out but couldn't. How would you approach in getting the spark plug and that annoying ring out?
Much, much apprecited
As for problem No1. Go for the starter, 99.9% of the time that will be the problem.
As foir your ring, (in the plug hole) try using a small strong magnet, or go to your dendist and ask for any old tooth scrapers, thest are long enough to reach into the plug hole and have either a flat blade, or small scraping hook, also try a seal pick as these are long and thin and may disloge the ring.
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Thank you Mark! I replaced the starter and so far no problems. As for the ring in the spark-plug barrel, I don't know how he got the plug out, and never had a chance to ask him. But it seemed like a crafty way to do it the way you suggested. Thanks again very much.
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