Question about 1994 Toyota Pickup
U either have a defective crankshaft position sensor or a defective ignition module.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
This is actually a rare problem with these engines. This sounds like an ignition module. This will probably be located either in the bottom of the distributor or on the outside of it on the bottom. Shouldn't be expensive. about 40 bucks or so. Give this a try, it can't hurt. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
Did the engine light go on before it acts up weird?
This did happen to me a couple of times with a Toyota 4AGE engine. We found the cause of this is the wiring. We re-did all the wiring of the engine to the ECU.
On another car, this also happened but it is due to a grounding cable of an engine which was loose.
The mentioned above issue also has stalling as one of the symptoms. Please confirm if you experienced any.
If you never had issues with the car stalling then you may want to check the loop of your ignition. Check the capacitor if they are ok and the ignition relay. You may also want to check on the brushings of you starter.
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
Spark plugs are the one who burns the gas. If there's no spark on the plugs, the engine will die because there's no good contact. The burnt CARBON is the reason. You have to take the spark plugs out and clean it. On the spark plugs, you will see the carbon that's wrap around it. Use a pointed tip and sand paper to remove the carbon. Then, put everything thing back and it should run smoothly.
Please try it first.
Good luck and have a great day!
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
Check the battery. If you do not have sufficient voltage and cranking power, the car simply won't start. Have someone attach booster cables to your battery if the engine seems to be turning over slower than normal. If the battery seems charged, and the starter motor still doesn't turn the engine, the problem may be in your starter motor itself, or the battery cables. Changing the starter is not too complicated, but if you decide to attempt this, try to find someone who has done it before to help you, or buy a do it yourself manual that has a description and pictures of what you need to do. You can also test to see if the voltage is going thru to the starter motor, if not some times you can cross jump the solenoid and start the car.
Remove a spark plug wire from your spark plug and use an insulation handled screwdriver to ground the metal fitting inside the spark plug boot to the engine, and have someone turn the engine over while you watch for a spark. You should have the metal screwdriver shaft about an eighth of an inch from a clean metal surface on the engine, and be careful not to touch any un-insulated parts of the tool while testing the plug. If you do not have a spark, you have an ignition circuit problem, and depending on the vintage of your vehicle, you may have to replace anything from a coil wire to an ignition CPU, or computer.
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Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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