2004 Toyota Prado

Electrical problem
2004 Toyota Prado 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

Engine crank over normally but wont start and I observed that when the ignition switch is turned to the start position the whole instrument panel whent off.
What could have been the problem? Please help.


October 13, 2009.

Check and test the battery/connections if okay do below: Disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor /distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, ECM, Ignitor camshaft and crankshaft sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

If both fuel pressure and blue spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing belt/chain

Oct 13, 2009.