Celica Doesn't Start

Tiny
MAKENSHI082083
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  • 1994 TOYOTA CELICA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
My Celica will not start. I have a new battery and it doesn't make ANY sounds when I try to start it, no clicks rom the starter or anything. I took it to Pep Boys and they made me buy a battery, then they said my neutral safety switch was bad, a $300 part. I don't think it was broken because I read if the switch was the problem, that you could bypass it by putting the car in neutral and then turning the key. For a couple months before this problem the car had times when this same thing would happen, but I would wait sometimes 5 to 20 minutes and it would start, really random. Also, all my electrical equipment and lights work. I'd appreciate any help with opinions on what may be giving me this problem.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 AT 12:44 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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--**No crank at all/nothing/nada when key is engage to starting position

Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery condition and connections are good. Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 AT 1:07 AM
Tiny
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I had the same problem with my 94 Celica GT. Approximately, at 245,000 miles. Right after I purchased the car (used) I noticed I would just move it to park it on the street or in another parking lot during the day. It was literally about 100 feet away. So I would start my car, no problem. Park it. Shut it off and go back into the house. Then if I came right back out to go somewhere, it wouldn't start. I would have to wait anywhere from 10-30 minutes.

Another example would be driving it to work I would stop to put gas in it. After pumping the gas, the car wouldn't start. After about 10-30 minutes it would start again.

This last time it happened I was fed up and called for a jump. The battery was good. No draw. So then I called for a tow to the repair shop. 50 minutes later the tow truck showed up and the car. Started with no problem.

The neutral lock is what I had replaced before. It cost almost $700. But it resolved the issue. Now it's doing it again, though and it's only been about 1 year since the last replacement.

In the previous I think it's the "neutral switch/transmission position switch" they referenced.
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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 AT 10:14 AM

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