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New altinator new battery won't start just cranks

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  • eternalcowbo Mar 28, 2011

    1989 toyota camry

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First test the ignition coil- disconnect the wire that connects the coil to the distributor from the distributor side. now hold the end of the wore a fraction of an inch from a part of the frame and have someone turn the key to the "star"t position. if the ignition coil is good, it should throw a spark (ark) when turning the key. if the ignitoon coil sucessfully sparks, then the problem lies in the distributor, spark plugs or spark plug wires.

examine your distributor cap rotor for wear, and examine your spark plug gap ends for discoloration (white or black) and/or oily build-up. if you are unsure about the distributor cap and/or spark plugs, then replace them. if this does not fix it, then try replacing your spark plug wires.

i would suggest that you purchsae a "chilton's" or "haynes" repair manual for your vehicle at a local auto parts store. these type of repair manuals have walk-through's and/or pictures of all the diagnostic tequniques which i have just described.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

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Please post year and model ,also try the spare key first before you do anything else though its amazing how many symptoms like this are from a faulty key where the chip has fallen out of it

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

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    Colin Stickland Mar 28, 2011

    thank you for the year and model so at least i know what iam dealing with ,now firstly check for a spark ,this vehicle has no immobilisor that iam aware of so just pull the middle lead out of the distributor cap and hold near the engine metal and then assistant tries to crank engine and see if you have a spark as this i think is your problem and that is either the ignition module has just decided to pack up like they do ,they just go with no warning or the crank sensor again no warning .try for a spark and if no spark then answer this post and i will explain how to check the crank sensor so you do not replace both components unncessary

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SOURCE: won't start - will crank but won't fire

If the relay is working fine and you checked it the correct way, then there is a blown fuse or a bad connection in the circuit with either the positive side or negative side of the circuit in the harness.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011

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SOURCE: cranks but won't start sometimes.

From what i've seen over the years with the Chryslers i've encountered. Your describing to the "T" what appears to be a bad Crank Sensor. I will bet money that if you replace the crank sensor it will solve your problem. BUT...Also know that a bad fuel pump can do exactly what you describe in your statement. Once the pump get hot it gets to acting stupid, but yet again so can the Crank Sensor. Still, my money is on the Crank Sensor.

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SOURCE: car won't start put in new battery but still won't start cranks real good.

Is there a check engine light on? Did car crank with old battery or you just replaced to see if would start?

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