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Loosing power, not taking fuel, sputtering occurs

Loosing power, not taking fuel, sputtering occurs all the time, can hardly start it changed fuel filter, changed converter

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Check the fuel preasure, make sure it has enough fuel preasure, then take a look at the sparkplugs and wires and cap and rotor,

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Thank you i think it was change when the knox senor was changed is the timming belt xternal or behind cover plates

The knock sensor is not located in the vicinity of the timing belt, so unless it was done as recommended maintenance, I can't see where the two are related. If the vehicle has more than 100K miles on it and the timing belt was never replaced, then I would strongly suspect it. Since you say it is "sputtering" that means you have air,fuel, and spark. That indicates that most of the critical sensor are working. If the cam/crank timing relationship is out of whack due to a slip in timing, then the "sputtering" will occur. One tooth off and the vehicle would probably start but run very rough and have no power. Two teeth and you get sputtering and maybe a occasional rollover. After that, nothing and a possible damaged head/block due to valve/piston collision.

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A thumb is not test for compression as 10lb/sq " will blow your thumb off. Have a proper compression test done. Next although it is sparking the question to ask is it sparking at the right time and to the right cylinder. Pouring fuel into the cylinder is a waste of time as the air/fuel ratio will be too rich to ignite even if the spark was occurring on the compression stroke. So here are some simple steps to follow to get it going
Have a compression test done to determine if there is sufficient compression to ignite the mixture
2 check that the spark is occurring at the cylinder at the right time ( no 1 cylinder on timing mark on compression stroke.)
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96 Toyota 4Runner sputters when starting when hot only!

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