1985 Toyota Camry starting engine

Tiny
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  • 1985 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
When the key is turned on, there is no response. No clicking only start up lights go on. When I push and wiggle the 30 amp fuse in box under hood the car will start. Then I shut the engine off, move shift selector up and down, then in park turn key on and the same, no response. Go out, wiggle fuse and it starts. Any ideas? Thanks
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 6:07 PM

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Tiny
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That fuse powers up the ignition switch AM1 circuit that also powers the starter solenoid when in start position-If you have to wiggle it to get it to start-its loose if its open the ignition switch w/n power up
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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I assumed the fuse was maybe on the blink. So I replaced it with a new one. The results were the same. So I'm removing the fuse box and cleaning it, making sure all connections are solid. If this problem still occurs, Do I need to look further? Thank you
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Friday, December 12th, 2008 AT 11:39 AM
Tiny
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Yes -if it still exist
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Friday, December 12th, 2008 AT 11:42 AM
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The problem still existed after cleaning fuse box. After cleaning, I turned key and it started up. I shut it off, moved the gear selector down to low then back to park, turned the key and nothing. I tried wiggling the fuse, no luck. I got back in and moved the selector side ways then up and down. I then turned the key on and it started. Is there a switch in the park pos. To allow you to start? Bad connection? Thank you
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Friday, December 12th, 2008 AT 6:55 PM
Tiny
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Disconnect the neutral/start switch at the tranny jumper the connector and try again and see what happens.

Jumper the black and white to the black wire at the N/S switch connector-Good Luck


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_ns_switch_1.jpg

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Friday, December 12th, 2008 AT 9:24 PM

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