Clicking noise from the starter

Tiny
SMOTHERSANDREW
  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 302,350 MILES

I'm driving down the road and a hear a pinging sound, 2 minutes later my car shuts off, and I cannot get it to start since, when I turn the key to start it all I hear is a clicking noise from what I think is the starter, friend of mine said it might be the altinator I replaced that got my batterie charged and installed it, and the same thing still happens. Any ideas?

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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 7:01 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Could be a blown fusible link and ignition switch

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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
SMOTHERSANDREW
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Thank you, I think there is a short somewhere because i'm now getting some smoke from a ground wire that crosses beside the engine (the plastic is melted) and I am getting smoke from underneath the air filter. Would a faulty wire ground wire cause the car to die while driving it and then not let it turn back on even tho I have lights, A/C, radio everything?

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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Best check it, if its smoking its a hot wire that's shorted to ground

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 7:58 PM

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