Question about 1996 Toyota Corolla
What is needed for an engine to start
First, let's see what normally takes to start a gasoline car engine:
1. The engine must be turned over by the starter motor with enough speed to catch. For this to happen, the battery must have enough charge, the starter motor and the starter circuit should be OK.
2. Fuel mixed with air in the correct proportion must be supplied to the enigne cylinders;
3. Spark - there must be a strong spark at the proper moment to fire the air/fuel mixture.
4. Proper timing - the engine valves should open and close in appropriate time.
5. Compression - normal compression in the cylinders is 120 - 170 psi. The engine won't start if the compression is lower than 70 - 80 psi.
If the engine won't start - there's no magic - one of these things is probably missing. Sometimes the problem could be very hard to find, for example, when it doesn't happen at all the times. Often, though, it could be something very simple, like a dead battery.
If the car won't start, check the basic things first:
Is the battery OK? - here is a simple way to check battery: How to check the battery.
Do you have oil in the engine? Is there enough fuel in the tank? - it's a very common situation when the fuel gauge isn't working properly and the car runs out of fuel with the fuel gauge still showing some fuel in the tank.
Of course, you should always consider your own personal safety when checking things under the hood or doing any work on your car. Check your car's owner's manual for safety precautions.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 05, 2013 | 1996 Toyota RAV4
Dec 11, 2012 | 1996 Toyota Tercel
What to Do When Car Turns Over But Won't Start?
Car starting issues?
Car Starting Problemshttp://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/car-starting-problems.html
1991 Toyota Trecel: Engine Starts fine but dies when gets Warm?http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1991-toyota-trecel-engine-starts-fine.html
1994 Toyota Pickup: Starts fine but dies in few seconds?http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1994-toyota-pickup-starts-fine-but-dies.html
1999 Chrysler Cirrus: 8 IGN Fuel Starter Fuse Blows?http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/1999-chrysler-cirrus-8-ign-fuel-starter.html
2001 Toyota Camry: No start After replacing Battery?http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2001-toyota-camry-no-start-after.html
1989 Toyota Pickup Truck: Turns over but not start?http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1989-toyota-pickup-truck-turns-over-but.html--------------
Car dead and will not Start?http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/car-dead-and-will-not-start.html
--------1995 Lexus LS400: Running Hot?http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1995-lexus-ls400-running-hot.html
2001 Toyota Prius will not start?http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2001-toyota-prius-will-not-start.html
---------1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Engine will not start?http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/06/1996-jeep-grand-cherokee-engine-will.html-------------Mitsubishi will not starthttp://www.howtorepairguide.com
These will help.
Nov 23, 2012 | 1992 Saturn SC
Jan 29, 2011 | 1996 Toyota Corolla
Jul 27, 2010 | 1996 Toyota 4Runner
May 06, 2010 | 1996 BMW 318
Oct 17, 2009 | 1996 Toyota Corolla
Sep 16, 2008 | 1996 Toyota Tacoma
96 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: