Mechanics

CAR WONT START

1995 Toyota Camry

Electrical problem
1995 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 193000 miles

The car has an oil leak that has been going for a while and I have to put oil in it every two weeks.
I was driving my car and all the gauge lights came on and the engine was off. I havent been able to get it to start since. I looked at the plugs and my guess it that the car has the original wires and plugs. I replaced the plugs and cleaned off the oxidization on the Rotor and the Distributor Cap. Still cant get it to start. Thought that maybe something in the engine might be broken but when I try to get a spark from one of the spark plugs it doesnt work. (I have the spark plug plugged into the wire and grounded to the engine.) Im going to replace the rotor and distributor cap tomorrow but assuming that, that is not the problem, could the distributor be bad? Is there something I need to look at besides this? Or could it be that the engine is dead?
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Seap
September 21, 2009.




Check the ignition fuse if okay test the coil primary and secondary winding resistances, distributor pick up coil. If both okay replace the ignitor
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Tiny
Rasmataz
Sep 21, 2009.
1995 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L 5spd manul

I've tried looking online as well as all over my engine. I can't find the ignition coil anywhere. can you guide me as to where it is located?


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Tiny
Seap
Sep 26, 2009.
The coil is inside the distributor

Tiny
Rasmataz
Sep 26, 2009.
I unplugged the two cables going into the Distributor and set the Volt meter to 20k on the Ohms.
I believe this to be the coil!?


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When I tested the positive and the negative it was sporadic, it didn't really give be an solid number.
Does this mean the coil is bad?


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When I tested either the negative or the positive to this pole it gave me 11.54 - 11.68 on the ohm reader.


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Another thing; Ive put this together to try and get a spark and when I open it up again the rotor doesn't seem to have moved from its original position. Ive tried this numerous times and each time it is in the same position. Does it just default back to the position when the engine in off?

Tiny
Seap
Oct 3, 2009.
I was thinking about the rotor not turning so I popped off the top of the engine to see if the camshafts were turning. I had my dad try turning over the engine and woe and behold it wasn't turning; which explains why the spark plugs were not getting any electricity. I also noticed that while the camshafts were not moving the Serpentine belt was, so could it be that the timing belt broke? I seems that where the belt is located is also where the oil leak is. It could be that the oil leak caused the belt to break? Or is there something more likely besides the Serpentine belt?

Tiny
Seap
Oct 3, 2009.
So it was the timing belt. I took the case off the side and found that the belt had snapped. How do I put a new one on? Im assuming that there is a specific way since it keeps the camshafts and pistons in order.

Tiny
Seap
Oct 6, 2009.

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