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My area is experiencing abnormally sub-zero weather. My 1999 Toyota Camry is not starting, even though there is 3/4 tank of gas and a new battery.

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Janet, Have your mechanic test your alternator, starter and charging system. If the problem is the alternator and you keep having the battery jumped you might end up having to replace the alternator and the battery. While its in the shop have them test the coolant to make sure it's good for this extremely cold weather.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube When was the last time the spark plugs were checked or replaced. What about the other components of the ignition system. Have they been checked. When you do get it started you should see your local mechanic.

Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at Cold weather puts a lot of pressure on your charging system and fuel system. I'd recommend having both checked out by a tech.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive Check the oil and the coolant. Lesser quality oils will make it more difficult for the engine to turn over, as it is too thick to go through the engine when it is that cold. If the coolant mixture is not correct, the coolant will freeze and cause additional engine issues. This will also prevent the vehicle from starting.

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