I have a 1985 Toyota Camry. I kind of have the same problem but my battery connection is fine. I have heard from several different people who has looked at my car say its the ignition. I was wondering if that is the problem or what. I also have another question, When I put my blinker and i turn the steering wheel, the steering wheel clicks twice, what soes this mean? Thanks alot i am a new driver and this is my first car so i am kind of worried about things like this.
THE CLICKING SOUND YOU HEAR IS YOUR STARTER SOLENOID CLOSING. ITS NOT THE IGNITION.(IF THE STARTER TURNS NORMAL BUT THE ENGINE WON'T START THEN IT COULD BE THE IGNITION,IGNITION AND STARTER HAVE TWO DIFFRENT FUNCTIONS.) MOST LIKELY ITS YOUR BATTERY AND OR CONECTION /WIRES ETC.
IF YOU STILL HAVING THAT PROBLEM TRY SWITCHING YOUR BATTERY WITH ANOTHER ONE THAT YOU KNOW FOR SURE THAT ITS "WORKING" TRY A FRIENDS BATTERY . JUST BECAUSE THE RADION AND LIGHTS TURN ON IT DON'T MEAN THAT THE BATTERY HAS ENOUGH POWER TO START THE ENGINE.
IF THAT DONT WORK THERE ARE OTHER SIMPLE TEST THAT ANYONE CAN DO TO PIN POINT A STARTING PROBLEM.TRY THAT FIRST.
You can also check the solenoid switch under the clutch pedal shaft. If the clutch pedal shaft isn't pushing that button hard enough, the starter wont engage. When you turn the key, the power will come on, but no start. Two pennies and a bit of Duct Tape fixed mine.
I have 1992 Toyota Camry V6. I had the exact problem. Just replace your starter. Go on autozone.com. That's how I fixed mine. Good luck!
two very good possibilities are the battery, and the starter. its easy to test, just try to jump start it. if it still just clicks it needs a starter. if it starts its probably the battery.
it probably needs a new battery
Solenoid or battery *Check the alternator as well. When my Camry did that, the battery and alternator both needed replacement. -andey78
Did you check your starter?
Try changing the starter.
My super sport toyota Camry does that and we had to replace the ground to the battery
Bad battery, starting motor or both.
Check spark plug wires, and voltage on the distrubutor.
Multiple "clicks" check for a weak battery Check fr loose or corroded battery cables Single "click" Maybe a bad starter solenoid
If you are talking about a car engine and battery then it is not the battery that is clicking. It is in all probability the solenoid.