Question about 1998 Toyota Camry
Hello my name is Landon
Your problem might be inside the motor block your cinders may not be getting enough fuel or your pistons are bad I would look into the motor instead. If the car starts for a second then dies you might have problems with the engine If the car just wont start you might want to check your starter.
Posted on Apr 16, 2017
It could be the immobiliser but the anti-theft device usually prevents some essential engine ingredient from working and so prevents the engine being started. Sometimes more than a single thing is disabled. The mechanic would surely have detected if the spark or injector pulse was absent.
Often there is a visual indication of whether the immobiliser is disarmed via a flashing led. The vehicle handbook should give details about this.
You are in fact saying the engine is starting but cutting out immediately. I wonder if it keeps running if the key isn't released from the start position. I wonder if it cuts off when the key is released from the start position and it returns to the on position?
If this is so it might indicate an ignition switch problem . If it is wired to boost the spark during cranking it could also indicate a broken wire, fusebox or relay problems. A wiring diagram would be necessary...
To take it further the spark, injector pulse and fuel pressure would need monitoring during the starting of the engine and the moment it cuts out in order to discover what is absent and then use the wiring diagram to trace it backwards to find a reason.
The immobiliser key transponder chip is quite robust and draws no power from the fob or plip battery. If the immobiliser is giving trouble it could be an expensive repair but the alternative is to have the engine management ECU decoded so the car would then start from the key as in the old days...
Posted on Apr 16, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It looks like you have the "Smart Key" (a small rectangular box) that does not look like a traditional key.
What you also have is a dead battery inside the Smart Key.
Look closely at the box; there is a little button on the side. Press it. This will release a small hidden key. After you remove the small key, use a small flat blade screwdriver to pry the case of the box open at the slot provided. Take the unit to a store that sells miniature batteries, and have it replaced. You will NOT have to reprogram it after the battery is changed. The life span of the miniature batteries is roughly 20 months, less if exposed to RFI, like sitting on a TV, a monitor, or other electrical device. The Smart key TRANSMITS all of the time, even when you do not press the buttons. This is why the battery only lasts 18-20 months. Let me know if this fixes your issue..
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
Simple thing to do is have your coils checked.. You should have spark if they are good.. If you still dont then disconnect battery at least 20 - 25 mins see if it resets ecm and alarm. May begin to work properly again..
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
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