DEAD ENGINE

  • Tiny
  • anthony.d.jaques
  • 1992 Lexus ES 300
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 180,000 miles

My 1992 Lexus ES300 stopped running. I pulled over and turned the key. It would start and immediately stop. I'd rev it to see if it would keep running, only to disappointment.
Since then, I replaced the battery, had the alternator tested, tested the ignition coil, changed the pcv, distributor, and tested for spark. No spark and I can't smell fuel with the plug out. The car will turn, but the top half won't go. I've put too much money into it already and need some advice.

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:04 PM

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  • rasmataz
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The car will turn, but the top half won't go. Check the timing belt

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 7:25 PM
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  • anthony.d.jaques
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The distributor turns which means the timing belt does too.

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Friday, June 24th, 2011 AT 3:08 PM
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I was told the electrical system has a ground in it. With a test light connected from the positive cable to the terminal, the light turns on when the radio fuse is pulled or the door is opened.

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Friday, June 24th, 2011 AT 3:17 PM
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  • rasmataz
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You got a No Spark issue here-check and test the igntion system

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Friday, June 24th, 2011 AT 7:37 PM

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