Cranks but wont start

Tiny
BPATRICK
  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 195 MILES

My girlfriend put a rod through the block on her 96 camry 2, 2l and I swapped in a 95 2.2l. I changed the oil pump cover to accept the crank position sensor. Now, the car wont start. I'm getting proper voltage at the coil, igniter, and distributor, and ECM as well as continuity. Any thoughts? I'd rather not just throw parts at the car. Thanks

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:02 AM

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Tiny
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I see those two long blocks are compatible so do you have a nice blue spark?

Here is a guide to help us get started

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:31 AM
Tiny
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No, I'm not getting any spark at all. I've pulled the plug from distributor, held it close to ground and not seen any spark.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 6:09 AM
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Is the distributor turning while cranking?Also hows the cap rotor etc?

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 6:25 AM
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Check the crankshaft sensor and wirings.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 7:12 AM
Tiny
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The crankshaft sensor is reading around 1400 Johns of resistance, which is supposed to be in range. I checked the wiring and distributor and both are in working order. Would a broken solenoid on the trans keep it from starting? I think its the lockup solenoid that I found was broken when I was tracing wires.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 3:54 PM
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The transmisison lockup solenoid has nothing to do with no sparks unless it is shorted and has resulted in a blown fuse.

You have no sparks and that is either due to the crank sensor, distributor, ignition coil or PCM.

Crank sensor reading is good but are the wires secure?
Did you check for trouble codes?

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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No codeshave been thrown other than the one thrown by the solenoid. Checked for blown fuses, all are good too. Wires going to crank sensor checked out as well.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 4:44 PM
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Try checking the ignition coil resistance.

IGNITION COIL RESISTANCE

1. Disconnect wiring from ignition coil so ignition coil is isolated from system. Using ohmmeter, check ignition coil primary resistance between ignition coil positive (+) and negative (-) terminals. See
Fig. 5.

2. Check ignition coil secondary resistance between ignition coil positive (+) terminal and high tension terminal (coil wire tower). See Fig. 6. Replace ignition coil if resistance is not within specification.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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Coil checks out as well. I appreciate the help so far.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:06 PM
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I would still think the problem lies with the cranksensor. Was the timing belt gear and crank sensor gear installed correctly?

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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I know the belt was. Ill check the sensor gear and sensor again and get back with you

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
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I posted how to test the pick up coil and how to check the air gap on it.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 9:08 PM
Tiny
KSARACINELLO
  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY

Electrical problem
1996 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 41000 miles

The car will turn over at a normal rate but won't start. I have replace the cap and rotor with no success. I smell fuel as the car is being cranked over. The car has 41,000 miles on it and the timing belt was replaced 6 months ago. This problem has occurred in the last 14 months 3X times. What is the next step as I'd like to avoid buying anymore parts.

1.) Buy a new coil?
2.) Will and ODBII connector work on the 96 CAMRY to check the CPU?
3.) Should I try to manually spray starter spray fluid into the intake?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Please follow -- Thanks Kevin

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Sunday, July 30th, 2017 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check if the rotor (inside the dist. Cap ) turning as it crank
check timing belt

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Sunday, July 30th, 2017 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SARAHCRUZ
  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES

I have replaced the battery. Still no lightst or sound

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Sunday, July 30th, 2017 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
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Check for voltage at the fuse boxes. Some fuses are hot all the time, some go hot with the key on, check both ways, check for voltage, use voltage tester.

Check battery cables and connections, positive and negative.

Do the headlights work, radio or anything?

Follow the smaller positive battery wire to the under-hood fuse box and be sure that connection is clean and tight. Follow the smaller negative wire to the body and by sure that connection isn't rusty or loose.

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Sunday, July 30th, 2017 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
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How are you with wiring diagrams? This is for the starter, at least check the fuses and check for voltage at the fuse circuits.

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Sunday, July 30th, 2017 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SARAHCRUZ
  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES

Car wont start or turn over, I have tried the battery it is good now it wont even light up

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Tiny
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If none of the lights will work or if nothing electrical will work, start by checking to make sure the battery is charged and that both battery terminal cables are clean and tight, free of corrosion.

If that checks okay, check main fuses under the hood. Let me know what you find.

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Sunday, July 30th, 2017 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
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SAG_L
  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY

1996 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Automatic 145000 miles

Hi,

My car has strange starting problem. It occurs only once a while. Like once a week only.

Problem is: The engine starts but dies immidiately. If I push the accelerator it stays on only for that time. As soon as I release the accelerator it dies again.

Most Impotantly: It does it only sometimes. If I come back in 15-20 mins. It just starts fine. And doesnt give me any issue for weeks. And then all of a sudden it will do this again.

Can you tell me what could be wrong and how much it may take to repair?

Thanks a lot

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