1998 Toyota Camry Ticking noise when trying start

Tiny
MSTASHA28
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  • 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 69,000 MILES
HELP! Tried to start my camry and it gives a horrible ticking noise when the ignition is all the way turned. Wont turn over at all. The lights are coming on though. Had it jumped and still wont start. Any suggestions please? I had the starter changed about a year and a half ago and the battery is only 2 years only.
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 3:30 PM

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Tiny
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Hi mstasha28, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation and selecting us as your auto repair site Feel free to ask questions at anytime and Happy New Year 2010

Do you mean it cranks over and will not start or just won't crank at all/nothing/nada?

Cranks and w/n start

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

No crank at all/nothing/nada:

Could be the starter, starter relay, park and neutral switch and ignition switch assuming the battery and connections are good.
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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It doesnt crank at all. Just a ticking noise and I see something moving when someone tries to start it. Toward the back. Just turn the ignition and tick tick
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Mstasha28

You need to check the possibilities under the No crank condition, that I gave you. And comeback with some results for further assistance. Thank you
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 8:29 PM

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