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Washed the engine and my toyota corolla will turn over but will not start, what is wrong with it?

I washed my engine, I got the distributor wet, and after the engine turns over but will not start, can you please help me problem solve

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  • Rose Dubois
    Rose Dubois Apr 22, 2014

    We dried the distributor, and picked up a new coil, but the auto store doesnt know how to find the distributor cap gasket on their record to order it so he is going to seal it with a sealant, hopefully this helps.

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Also using a water displacement will help such as a slight spray of WD-40 lubricant. This learned while working at a car wash doing detailing cars and cleaning hundreds of engines!

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You need to isolate the problem. If it starts when you spray carb cleaner into the throttle body while cranking then problem is in fuel system.(pump, pump relay, filter or fuse) If not, then look into ignition system. Use any manual to get specific testing instructions and do not buy anything till you verify by testing that you really need that part or it can get unnecessarily expensive.
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Check your timing or could be timing belt out of 1 tooth. This model of corolla does not use lifter.

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Not sure what is causing it, but it sounds like you're running on 3 cyllinders. Check plugs, wires, timing . timing belt may have jumped, bad injector, low fuel pressure.

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SOURCE: Toyota Corolla 1995 starting problem with loud noise

CHECK THE STARTER.MAKE SURE ITS NOT LOOSE.IF ALL IS GOOD.THEN THE STARTER COULD BE BAD.IT COULD HAVE WORN DRIVE GEARS OR THE FLYWHEEL COULD HAVE WORN OR BROKEN TEETH.IF YOU REMOVE STARTER TO CHECK IT AND FLY WHEEL MAKE SURE TURN OFF RADIO SO YOU WONT LOSE PLAYING CODE.WHEN YOU REMOVE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE.

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HOW DO I SET DISTRIBUTOR TIMING?


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Actual timing would depend on what engine is installed in the 1985 Corolla. There are some versions that uses the 4A-GE, 4A-GEC, 4A-C engines. There are even some Asian versions that used the 4K/B engines.

The correct method would be to use timing light, engine analyzer and some other test equipment, However, below is a quick and dirty procedure. Basically, to adjust the distributor timing, you need to:
1. make sure cylinder 1's piston is at firing position/TDC (top dead center);
2. crankshaft pulley's timing mark is between the markings on the engine with numbers on them;
3. unplug the rubber boot of the high tension wire for #1 cylinder;
4. connect to it a spare known good spark plug and allow to touch any metal surface of the engine;
5. slightly loosen the single locking bolt of the distributor stem;
6. turn ignition key to ON but not start;
7. carefully swing the distributor assembly till there is spark in the exposed spark plug;
8. tighten locking bolt.

You may need to readjust the distributor for highest idling RPM with the engine running by simply turning the entire distributor assy.

The timing mark must coincide with the specified advance for whatever engine is used by the Corolla. 8 degrees would be a fair start.

Extreme care when working with engine running; extremely high voltage at the high tension wires, distributor and ignition coil and the fan/belt has been known to catch loose clothing.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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