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Hopefully this will help. If you push start your car and it starts and keeps running then the battery is the problem. The alternator is providing power once you acutally get your Camry started. As far as the lights flickering if it doesn't stop after you get a new battery then you probably have a open in the ligting system. While the problem is happening (the flickering lights) take a set of jumper cables while car is idling, take the black clamp from the alternator frame to the battery negative post. If the flickering stops, bad ground. If it still continues, take the red jumper and connect to positive terminal on battery, then connect to out-put terminal on alternator. If the flickering stops then you have a bad power wire in the system. If your car has a PCM regulated Alternator then you may have a problem with the PCM.

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Q: How do you know if it is a battery problem or alternator I have a 97 Camry that I had to push to start and when I got it running the lights kept flickering on and off and finally died?
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