Staring problem

Tiny
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  • 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 61,000 MILES
I just purchased a Toyota Camry SE 2002 with 61K miles the Car got a new Battery and all connections are well connected but I don't understand whats wrong the Car just will not start and then after a hault of 5-6 hours it just starts the tech guy is also unable to understand what's the issue. I drove the car for 20 min and parked it for 10 min then when I try to start it will not. Is there any specific security or something else
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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 3:21 AM

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Tiny
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What's the symptoms when it doesn't start?
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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 4:55 AM
Tiny
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Lights are on with full power dashboard lights are bright so I assume Battery is not a issue its just 3 months old just it will not start only click sounds comes up when key is twisted to start but no engine sounds or anything.
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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 5:41 AM
Tiny
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If that is a rapid, repetitive clicking, like a loud buzzing, as long as you hold the ignition switch in the "crank" position, that is due to a bad connection in one of the battery cables, typically right at the battery, or the battery is not fully charged. The starter will work with a jump-start.

If you get a single, rather loud clunk from the starter each time you turn the ignition switch, but the starter doesn't spin the engine, suspect worn solenoid contacts. They can be replaced for 20 bucks, but most people just replace the entire starter. This problem is real common with the little silver Nippendenso starters used on Chryslers and Toyotas. The clue is this always starts out as a very intermittent problem. The engine will crank if you cycle the ignition switch repeatedly enough times. As the problem gets worse, it will take more and more tries before it cranks.
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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 6:38 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for the info Caradiodoc! I was going to replace the starter on my Camry, but you have helped me out here with the solenoid contacts.
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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 3:07 PM
Tiny
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Dandy news.
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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 5:09 PM

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