'94 Camry starts OK every morning but if I back out of garage and take foot off gas cold engine dies.Then doesn't restart. No click, no cranking. After a min it cranks.

Asked by Apr 03, 2017 at 07:08 PM about the 1994 Toyota Camry

Question type: General

Tried moving shift to Neutra,  Park and everything else. No help. Turn key off an on,  Remove and re-insert key. No help. Just have to keep trying until key finally cranks and starts it.

5 Answers

79,015

This sounds like the ignition switch may be bad. Some are adjustable, and some are not. May want to look at the ignition switch.

A CarGurus user (Rowefast) answered your question: "'94 Camry starts OK every morning but if I back out of garage and take foot off gas cold engine dies.Then doesn't restart. No click, no cranking. After a min it cranks.". They wrote: "This sounds like the ignition switch may be bad. Some are ...... Switch works EVERY TIME, Except.......... under those circumstances. Maybe a computer thing where it needs to wait a minute or more before it resets?

Other Toyota owners have had similar problem. Toyota should know the solution. Will need to go to a dealership I guess.

44,355

I had two Toyota's with a very similar issue. I could drive mine all day. Then if I shut if down and tried to restart it, it wouldn't do a thing. If I waited for a while, it would start right back up. I determined it was most likely the distributor or ignition module. I never bothered to spend the money to fix it since the vehicles were 20+ years old. I just by passed the ignition with a push button over ride that I mounted under the dash. Anytime the car wouldn't start, I would just leave the key in the ON position and hit the push button. Car started every time. If you want to actually fix the issue, I would start by getting a used distributor from a salvage yard. Put that in and see if the problem persists. If so, I would them move to the ignition module. Before spending any big money, I would change out the coil first, if you haven't already tried that. Then move to the bigger ticket items. Keep us posted. This has been addressed a few times on this site, and nobody ever writes back with the cure. Thanks and good luck!

79,015

I took this as there is no power getting to the starter. The engine is not turning over with the starter.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 2,135 nationwide Camry listings starting at $2,750.

Postal Code:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    14,580
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,890
  • #3
    last_chance_garage
    Reputation
    3,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
51 Great Deals out of 1,221 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Corolla
153 Great Deals out of 3,502 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Civic
283 Great Deals out of 4,741 listings starting at $2,287
Used Nissan Altima
70 Great Deals out of 1,251 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Avalon
4 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $3,988
Used Hyundai Sonata
38 Great Deals out of 1,297 listings starting at $2,400
Used Nissan Maxima
28 Great Deals out of 414 listings starting at $4,295
Used Toyota Tacoma
34 Great Deals out of 1,338 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
3 Great Deals out of 532 listings starting at $5,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry For Sale
961 listings starting at $26,590
2017 Toyota Camry For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 173 listings starting at $17,399
2016 Toyota Camry For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 155 listings starting at $14,990
2015 Toyota Camry For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $12,000
2014 Toyota Camry For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 191 listings starting at $11,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.