Jan 132017
 

Toyota CamryI have a 2000 Toyota Camry. Last night the temperature was -10 degrees. I started my car and drove about a block, then got out of the car to let it warm up with the heater on high. About 10 minutes later, I came back to find the engine had died but the heater still blowing. There was power and it sounded as though it should start but something was missing, like spark to gas or alternator weak? Please help..


RESPONSE

You will need to make sure you have a fully charged battery. You may also need to get it inside a warm garage to thaw. Make sure it just didn’t run out of gas. You will need to determine what the engine is not getting when it will not start. You can try spraying starting fluid in the air filter while someone holds the gas pedal at least half way down and cranks the engine over. If it tries to start you know it is a fuel related issue.  Further diagnostics may be necessary. I have a wonderful diagnostic chart available online.

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