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96 toyota 4 runner won't start

Engine turns but wont crank.I have confirmed that its getting fire and fuel. i removed the timing belt cover and the belt is good and turns when i crank the engine.

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Check the fuel pressure. A slight dip in pressure will keep the engine from starting. When is the last time you did a tune up? Even if you are getting some spark you might not have enough. New plugs, wires, distr. cap could solve this problem. Or try a new fuel filter. When diagnosing a car problem always do simple cheap things first, as this usually ends up being the cause.

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  • Brett Howell Mar 16, 2015

    Thx Chad, did replace all plugs, wires, dist. Cap but stillnot starting. Yet, it actually statue's & ran b4 replacing all that. But had to replace the cam gear also. Do u no the way the wires go??

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Check the condition of the spark plugs and possibly the gap of the valves. A common problem is the spark and fuel will make it to the engine but loss of valve gap, bad spark plugs or even a weak spark will cause this.

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