WONT START

  • Tiny
  • mikehaga1
  • 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

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 5:28 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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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.

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 5:52 PM
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  • ASEMaster6371
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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

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 5:52 PM
  • Tiny
  • mikehaga1
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I pulled the spark plugs also to check for spark and they give no spark either is that normal

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 6:12 PM
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  • ASEMaster6371
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Not if it started with starting fluid. It had to have spark to do this.

Roy

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 6:13 PM

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