Why won't my 2005 Toyota Camry start when there's no click?

The engine in my 2005 Toyota Camry won’t start anymore and there’s no more click when I turn the key in the ignition. What would be causing this problem and how do I fix it?

Pat Roache · Answered on Nov 28, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Toyotas are famously reliable, but just about any car is bound to face some troubles after 17 years. A dead battery, alternator problems, or a failed starter are all possible explanations for why your 2005 Toyota Camry won’t start and there’s no click when you crank the engine.
A dead battery is the most common cause when your 2005 Toyota Camry won’t click when you turn the engine—also known as cranking. Expect to pay about $350 for a replacement car battery.
The second most likely cause is problems with your 2004 Camry’s alternator, which charges your car’s battery with mechanical energy from the brakes. If this is the culprit, you’re likely to pay less for an alternator repair than a battery replacement.
There are a few other potential causes for your car problems, but a failed starter is the other most likely one. Car starter repairs are unfortunately the most expensive—between $425 and $580 for a 2005 Toyota Camry.
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