Hi, I had white smoke coming out of my pipe and antifreeze was disappearing fast. I researched and determined it was a head gasket seal. So I took the head off and replaced the gasket. I thought I marked everything so that I could put things back where they came from. However with everything now together, I turn the key and it makes a noise like it will start, but will not turn over and start. I check for the spark, battery, pretty new starter so that should be OK. I adjusted the timing chain according to the manual. I think I have all the hoses where they belong per Chilton's manual. What else should I check? Would trying to jump start it rule out some possible problems?
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Re: 1986 toyota pickup won't turn over
Will it turn over by hand, as in socket wrench on front pulley, and try to slowly turn it over. Also check that #1 cylinder on compression stroke, and TDC, your rotor under distributor cap is pointing at the plug wire tab under cap for #1 cylinder.
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Is it coming from your exhaust. Does it smell like antifreeze? antifreeze has a sweet smell. That could mean a bad head gasket. Since it goes away after 15km, I'm assuming the heat expansion on the engine does away with the leak. It could also mean a lot of other things. Has your engine overheated recently?
smoking from where?, front of car, middle or tail pipe.
is this your first car, or first car and first winter (white steam?)
there are 3 kinds of smoke
black , carb flooding (ask why)
white, oil, burning, take for ever to go away
white steam, goes away fast and smells like Antifreeze, sweet and nasty.
and all carbs smoke black in the tail pipe end, when cold, unless
you very carefully tune the choke plate.
so do tell? what?
Honestly it sounds like you eighter blow a head gasket or the intake manifold gasket. Do you see white steamy smoke coming out the tail pipe or if you pull the dip stick out do you see white fomey yellowish **** on the stick .Or if you look inside the antifreeze reseveor or radiator cap oil floating on top of the antifreeze. If any of these things are happening then the problem is antifreeze is leaking into one or more of the cylinders and the vehicle will not run good and this will reck the engine fast if not repaired quickly. So look for oil in the antifreeze or antifreeze in the engine oil
If its smoking that bad you should be able to tell if its oil or antifreeze by the smell, stand behind the car as its running, if its white and you smell a sweet smell its antifreeze if its blue and smells like a oil refinery its oil.
I have a Toyota Hilux 3.0 KZ-TE fitted with a intercooler and on Saterday on a 4x4 outing the engine light on the dashboard came on and the motor started spluttering and excessive white smoke came out of the exhaust. The problem persisted for several minutes and then went away. The verdict from other 4x4 owners was that the turbo needs an overall, I cannot understand this as it is fine again with no mechanical interferance.