Replaced spark plugs and wires, now cranks no start

Tiny
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  • 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 216,000 MILES
I got my spark plugs and wires changed and then came home. Then the car turns over but will not catch. So how do I fix this problem? Then the fuel pump come on when I try to crank it.
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Thursday, December 13th, 2018 AT 10:38 AM

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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2carpros.com.

First, make sure you have replaced the wires to the correct cylinders. I attached a picture of the coil and the firing order. Make sure each wire from the coil is going to the correct cylinder.
Also, make sure the connectors are secure at the coil and nothing is loose or any of the pins in the plug are damaged.

If everything is good, check to see if there is spark to the plugs. Here is a link that shows how it is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Last, if there is spark and the ignition wires are correct, see if the engine will start for a couple seconds using starting fluid. If it does, then we have a fuel related issue.

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, December 13th, 2018 AT 9:08 PM
Tiny
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I made sure they all was correct and hook up right and it turn over but will not catch. What does that mean?
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Thursday, December 13th, 2018 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

Try something for me. See if it will start for a couple seconds using starting fluid. If it does, then you have a fuel related issue. If it doesn't chances are you don't have spark to the plugs.

Was the car running prior to the new plugs?
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Friday, December 14th, 2018 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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I had change them I out my CSR on the machine and cylinders misfire and the spark plugs were burnt out and it was running on old plugs. Have drove it in about two weeks.
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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 AT 8:39 PM
Tiny
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Hi and welcome back:
If the plugs are wet now, then it sounds like you have no spark to them. Are you certain nothing was disconnected at the coils? Also, have you tried the starting fluid technique I suggested? Have you tested the ignition system to see if there is spark?

Let me know.

Joe
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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
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I didn't change the coils at all. And when I scan it now it said map sensor and camshaft position sensor.
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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 AT 10:38 PM
Tiny
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Hi again,

As far as the codes, make sure you didn't accidentally disconnect them or move something that may have partially disconnected them. It would have been easy to do when you were working on the vehicle because of their locations.

I attached pics of both.

Let me know. Also, if you haven't checked for spark, I need to know if you are getting it.

Take care,
Joe
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Sunday, December 16th, 2018 AT 6:34 PM
Tiny
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Where is the map sensor located. Also, I got to change the position sensor and my plug aren't wet.
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Monday, December 17th, 2018 AT 4:24 AM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

Are you getting spark? If the plugs are getting spark and are dry, then there is no fuel to them. If it is getting fuel and spark, it should run. If the plugs are dry and no spark, then again no fuel. As far as the MAP sensor, see the attached picture and locate M1. It points to the MAP.

You may want to confirm the injectors are getting power.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-fuel-injector

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Monday, December 17th, 2018 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
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I'm out here with the car and the plugs are dry so what does that mean?
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Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 AT 9:57 AM
Tiny
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If they are dry, my first guess is that it isn't getting fuel. See if it will start for a couple seconds using starting fluid. If it does for a couple seconds, then it's fuel related.

Let me know,
Joe
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Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM

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