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WONT START

1998 Toyota 4Runner • 180,000 miles

98 rav 4 was on free then car started to act like it ran out of gas I replace fuel filter but still won't start it will start with starting fluid only how do I know if gas is getting to injectors timimg belt was replace 3 yrs ago
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Mikehaga1
October 7, 2012.



If it starts with starting fluid, it means fuel is not getting past the fuel injectors. It could be a faulty fuel pump, fuel injectors which is not likely as the likelyhood of all failing at once is remote, or engine controls such as cam sensors or PCM.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-fuel-injector

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Above links should be helpful.

KHLow2008
Oct 7, 2012.
Basics, compression, fuel pressure and spark checks.

From your description, it is a fuel delivery issue. I would start with a fuel pressure test to verify the fuel pump.

Roy

I pulled the spark plugs also to check for spark and they give no spark either is that normal

Tiny
Mikehaga1
Oct 7, 2012.
Not if it started with starting fluid. It had to have spark to do this.

Roy
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