Question about 1995 Toyota Camry
Car quit running in 45mph zone and will crank, but not start. first thought fuel & tested power to pump, nothing. Found relay controlling fuel pump (behind glove box) replaced and still no power. Realized it only gets power while ignition in the start position (i guess) as I disconnected fuel line from filter and cranked engine and got fuel. Also disconnected wire to starter from ign switch and in the start pos. got fuel. Getting power to one connector on distributor, smaller of two and this has internal coil. Is there a way to diagnois the coil or ignition mod. without replacing?thanks so much
I think for sure that the timing belt has jumped a tooth. This can happen if your water pump, or your idler pulley, which are driven by the timing belt, "locks up" for a second. Best advice: replace the timing belt (you should not "reuse" it, as once it slips a tooth, that tooth is now weakend. Also, check the feel of the water pump impeller-gear...if it feels gritty or does not spin freely, replace the water pump while you are in there. It's not much more work. Also check the IDLER pulley for the same feel. If it feels bad/does not spin free, replace it. One or the other caused your problem.
Let me know how it turen out.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
T.E. Coil looks normal. Replaced cap & rotor while there, new plugs. No joy. Pulled back timing belt cover a bit for a look see and looked normal. Used probe to get T.D.C. on #1 and checked rotor position.....again looked like right position. Loosened distributor and rotated to extreme stop, down (advanced?). Nothing. Rotated to opposite and it fired. Didn't let it run (was like it was 180 off, or wires crossed) as I have been told this is an interference engine, just enough to confirm I'm not completely nuts, and fuel, compression, and spark will do something (thank God). Is it possible the timing belt has slipped a tooth? I have had them go, but always completely, not "slip". Then again, those were for the most part, Ford Escorts with 1.8\1.9 engines (ran a fleet of delivery cars in a past life) and they always let go completely. Of course, the acronym for planned obsolescence is F.O.R.D., but I digress....... Replace the belt? Thanks so much.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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