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My 2002 toyota sienna started making a slight pinging noise 2 days ago it lasted 2 minutes tops and stopped,i got out of the car turned the engine off 2 see if it was smoking or leaking any fluids and it wasnt i did smell what smelt like burning rubber i got in it started it up drove 15-20 miles with no trouble. The next morning i drove it another 25-30 miles with no problems hen all of a sudden it started 2 act as if it was running out of gas but i knew it wasnt,but i stopped and got gas anyway i drove another 20 miles and it started the little pinging noise for a min ute and stopped and then less then 5 minutes later it died while i was driving with no warning no check engine light ever came on nothing.Now it wont turn over with a jump it makes absoultley no sound at all when i try 2 turn it over,i checked the oil levels its fine coolant is fine it never ran hot nothin just died while i was driving... any suggestions would help!! thnks

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  • magoly auto Mar 30, 2011

    if you get a long 1/2 ratchet and a 22mm socket and try to turn engine by hand from crank pulley, does it move? is your battery in good health, a shorted one wont allow current to pass trhrougth, it can be your T-belt. try another good nkonw battery and make sure engine is free and no accesories are lockup



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I just tried this and it worked!
I got it from this site:

  1. open car door
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  3. keep door open while turning key to “ON” position (not starting the car, just ‘ON’)
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I would assume you need to replace spark plugs and fuel injectors (or try to use injector cleaner liquid). Also check/replace catalytic converter. Check engime lights codes you can read for free in nearest Autozone store. I would assume it either fuel evaporation problem or O2 sensor.
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Spark plugs are the one who burns the gas. If there's no spark on the plugs, the engine will die because there's no good contact. The burnt CARBON is the reason. You have to take the spark plugs out and clean it. On the spark plugs, you will see the carbon that's wrap around it. Use a pointed tip and sand paper to remove the carbon. Then, put everything thing back and it should run smoothly.

Please try it first.

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SOURCE: code 1346 on 2002 toyota sienna

P1346 is the code for:
VVT Sensor /Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/ Performance Problem (Bank 1)
If the code came on just after the timing belt replacement more than likely the sensor was damged in some way during the work. The sensor is located in the same area the mechanic was working in while changeing the timing belt. You should have this checked right away. A faulty cam sensor can also lead to the vehicle not starting.

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The oil change wouldn't cause this problem. There are many emission sensors in the car that will make the engine light come ON. Best way to find out what's going on is to have an auto-parts store hook up a engine code reader and tell you what the code means. Most auto-part store will do this for free.

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