Car just randomly turns off

Asked by May 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM about the 1996 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 Toyota Camry that will randomly won’t start.
No engine light and just bought a new alternator. I
changed the terminal on the battery and the starter is a
month old. Any suggestions?

4 Answers

8,855

any electrical connections have to be good , no frayed wires , get a multi tester to trouble shoot the problem , you have to test it when the problem occurs , does it crank ? ( turn over ) is there spark , do you hear the fuel pump prime the system when you hit the key ? if you dump gas in the throttle doe it fire up ?

There’s moments where the car won’t even turn over as in the car lights won’t even turn on Be days it will start, then days not even the car light will turn on I’m guessing it is a wire problem

8,855

yeah , you have to find that problem or take it to a technician ($$$), not just joe shmoe mechanic who doesn't want the head ache of having to actually do their job but an egghead quiz kid

8,855

you could have one wire grounding out screwing everything up , take a close look at things

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