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Cranks but wont start

I have a friend with a 92 Gt coupe. He put over 900 dollars into the ignition components when it would not start before but then we messed around with the wires running into the firewall a little and it fired right up. Now he ishaving the same problem, the car just doesnt have any spark. Plugs are good, fuel is getting to the engine it just wont fire. If anyone has any clue what could be wrong please let me know. All fuses good, as well as all ignition components, he tried them on his dads vehicle and ohms tested everything and it was all good.

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  • knowsnothing Aug 17, 2008

    did he recently power-wash his engine? i just did to my celice.. and thats when all this nonsense started happening.. lol.. i needed an oil change, and they wouldent do it becuase of the slight oil leak ive had for years.. lol. guess that was a bad idea. got my oil change tho! at first it was my air filter got wet. now it just dies and wont start.. been like that for a day now. o.O

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    The same problem here celica gt 1992, I haven't star the engine in about 3 months before that it star just fine. I try this past weekend and it won't started.

  • Raywer Sep 12, 2008

    1992 celica 124,000 miles my wife drove it to work it ran great with no problems she parked it shut it off went in to work. At the end of the day she went to start it and it just cranks but it won't start. She got a jump (thinking it was a dead battery), but she said it was cranking before she got the jump da! She was not able to get it to start up only crank. It has no spark at the plugs.

    Is this common ? What is the next step I should do?

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Did you check the coil?
It's a $45 to $46 item any more and your getting ripped off.
It's behind the dis-cap .
You need to remove the whole distributer and unscrew it from the bottom 4 phillip head screws hold it in not a big deal! Just remember to put the distributer back the same way it went in and DON'T CRANK THE ENGINE WITH THE DISTRIBER OUT!!! I like to take a picture of the distuber with the cap off before I remove it so I will remiber how it was before I took it out and I can put it back in the same way.Also mark the flang of the distuber and the engine block with a marker so you won't mess up the timing.Take your time not a big deal and don't pay ths silly internet site the $ for the solition!!!!!

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

You gonna have to replace the distributor assy. .. common problem ih those cars. ,,

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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