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1992 Toyota Celica GT-S 2.2L 5sfe engine My car was used to jump another vehicle with a dead battery but polarity was reversed (FYI: I was not present.) In summation, the car ran and drove extremely well and was properly maintained before the polarity was reversed. The 5sfe engine will start but not run. It seems to be getting fuel, air, and compression. The spark looks weak, but not extremely weak. Could reversed polarity have damaged an ignition coil? What other ignition system devices have sensitive components such as diodes in them on a 2.2L 5sfe engine? More Information: The battery was ruined, therefore replaced. The Regulator and all of the diodes were replaced in the damaged alternator. The 100 Amp Alternator fuse was blown and replaced. The Fuel Pump seemed damaged and was replaced. Lights, Wiper Motors, and Horn are all functioning and did not sustain damage. All remaining fuses and relays are intact and functional. The fuel pump initiates properly and I can hear it pumping. Also, there is adequate fuel pressure through the fuel filter and fuel appears to be getting to the plugs. Also, engine will start and immediately die with either carb cleaner or gasoline placed through the air intake of the fuel rail.

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Difficult one this anfd i do hope more experts read it and have a think about it ,now engine will run with ether spray ,or petrol down air intake so the problem has to be fuel related ,so firstly check for fuel pressure into the fuel rail ,on the end is a car tyre like valve so push this down and check the pressure to see if it squirts ,if it has pressure then use a meter to check the current to the injectors but as its a pulse then use a dwell meter or a scope as i think the ECU could be damaged and its not pulsing the injectors to make them open allowing fuel through ,but i could be wrong of course ,it may pay to have the ECU repaired in specialist company to eliminate this as a source of your problem .

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

  • kmswafford31 Mar 31, 2011

    I have done the exact same thing in my 92 celica. Have now done swap of EVERYTHING but a sensor I found in the back of the motor. It has two vacuum hoses and something else of another vacuum thing, but also plugs into the ignition somehow. If that ain't it, then tell me what you did, to fix yours. Tryed new ECU wasn't it



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