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Toyota avensis 1.8 gls petrol engine 1997 car turns over but cuts off immediately. mechanic checked fuel pump, spark, plugs, electrics, coils etc. hes checked everything without luck. i think its something to do with the key fob which has been playing up when opening and closing the central locking and i have dropped the key a few times it may have damaged the chip inside the key fob and the battery has not been changed for over 5 years. is it anything to do with the immobilizer chip? i would be very grateful if you could advise or is it ready for the scrap heap.

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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.

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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...

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try turning the key almost to start and keep it there for about ten minutes. hope it works. I got this tip from somebody else.

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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..

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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..

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Check the fuel pump.

It is located in the fuel tank beneath the back seat.

Good luck.

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check that the fuel is getting to the engine and the sparkis presentm if it is a gas/petrol engine that is. The spark and fuel must be introduced into the combustion chamber simultaneously foran engine to work.
If one is present without the other the engine cannot work.So check that the fuel is getting there by slightly loosening one of the plugs and turning over for a good while ...then quickly remove the spark plug and check to see whether the end of the plug is moist with fuel. If it is not quicklysniff the spark plug holechecking for the smeell ofgas/ petrol... if you can smell it the n that is onepossible causediscounted.
Thenpush the removed plug into thewire associated with it and place the tip close to a metal section of the engine.....do not hold it.....
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Sorry, do you mean you left the key in the ignition ....in the ON position whilst charging the battery?
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If this is correct check that your battery is charged.
You say you cannot hear the fuel pump priming, that is all it does when the key is turned to the accessory or on position, it only starts to pump fuel continuaously when the engine is turned / cranked over..... the pumping of uel becomes continuous after the engine is started and the crank position sensor sends signals on every revolution that the engine is running. If you hear the pump when the engine is not running then something is seriously amiss.
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If one is present without the other the engine cannot work.So check that the fuel is getting there by slightly loosening one of the plugs and turning over for a good while ...then quickly remove the spark plug and check to see whether the end of the plug is moist with fuel. If it is not quicklysniff the spark plug holechecking for the smeell ofgas/ petrol... if you can smell it the n that is onepossible causediscounted.
Thenpush the removed plug into thewire associated with it and place the tip close to a metal section of the engine.....do not hold it.....
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If the spark is ok and the fuel is ok thenyou need to check the timing, that isyou need to check that thetwo elements are introduced into the combustion chamber simultaneously
This can be done by a mechanic if you cannot check yourself. A mechanic may be able to makeadjustments to the fuel supply and the spark to make them coincide thereby making the engine work.
Ifduring the above process you find that no fuel is getting to the combustion chamber , or whetherthe injection of fuel is a weak one , you must seek to ascertain what the cause of the bad fuel supply is.
Maybe clogged fuel lines orfuel pipes impeding the flow.
Maybe aweak fuel pump not delivering enough pressure.
A malfunction of any ofthesensors associated with the fuel system that lead to no or bad fuel delivery. These include thecrank position sensor, the cam position sensor, the throttle position sensor, the electronic control unit, the sensors attached to it, etc.

If the spark is found to be weakyou should try changing plug wirres/cables
If that has little effect check the distributor cap/rotor arm for condition.
If that is okay check the coil or coil packs.

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