Question about 1988 Toyota Camry
I just replaced the engine in an 1988 camary that someone else removed i cant get it to start i have replaced the following ecm,dist. 3 times,igniter,ignition switch pluugs,wires 2 times,cap&rotor3 times some times when i stop cranking it will fire on my spark tester one time only then nothing
The wiring harness routing is critical on this car. Any incorrect routing, and a short can easily develop. If you took some photos before, and as you did the work - perhaps you can check the routing. The route of the main harness behind the Throttle body and each cylinder's main intake port - is critical. I've owned a 1988 Camry since new. Pulled the engine out and replaced the timing belt several times. (Just found it easier.) Once, I got the harness routed just a little bit wrong, then the car drove for a few miles and quit. Turned out to be a little rub spot had shorted a wire - killing the fuel pump. Just a tiny spot - took a long time to find... Before throwing more parts at the car - check carefully and very slowly for any open rub spots in the harness. If you have a source - verify wire routing... Good luck.
FYI: The Coil in the 1988 Camry is located in the distributor. It is easily checked with an ohm meter. Generally, doesn't go out.
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