1994 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 136000 miles
Hi, my camry wont start, not too long ago it had blown head gasket wich I replaced, after putting everything back together it wouldnt start, the engine turns but does not start. A mechanic came to my house and suggested I changed my distributor cap and assembly, I did. When I turn the key, the engine turns but no start, there is also some some smoke coming from the distributor even though it is brand new. Can you help?
Disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 ground it to the engine and have helper crank engine over-Do you have a snapping blue spark.
If there's no spark -you won't get fuel delivery.
Did you put engine no.1 cylinder on its compression stroke/TDC and line all the sprockets in order?
March, 14, 2008 AT 3:53 PM
So I just checked it and there was no spark coming from the spark plug wires. Everything was put on TDC before putting it back together according to the instructions on the manual that I have.
March, 14, 2008 AT 4:04 PM
This is how your ignition system works-In the distributor is has a pick-up coils that sends the Ne and G signals to the computer-when the computer receives these signals as an indications of engine RPM and pistons positions-the computer will send an Igt signal to the Ignitor to fire the coil at which time the ignitor will issue an Igf signal back to the computer that combustion has occured and the process repeats-
Check the coil's primary and secondary resistances and also the ignitor
March, 14, 2008 AT 4:31 PM
Ok what? How do I check that, that is beyond my knowledge of automotive repair. Also what am I looking for when I check it.
March, 14, 2008 AT 4:35 PM
Do this pull the coil wire from the distributor and look for spark again
March, 15, 2008 AT 1:41 PM
Im sending you pictures of my distributor and ignitor, tell me what wire youd like me to pull out
March, 15, 2008 AT 9:19 PM
Chapter 5 fig 5-4 is this your type of distributor? Pull the wire from the center of the distributor cap and ground it to check for spark
Also check the ignitor and wiring from the distributor to the computer
March, 16, 2008 AT 12:03 AM
That is my distributor but there is no wire coming from the center. Is there some sort of ohmmeter or something that I need to check the ignitor? The wires seem fine, Ill recheck again tomorrow morning
March, 16, 2008 AT 1:09 AM
Look for code/s jump Te-1 to E-1 on the diagnostic connector-count the flashes from the yellow check light. measure the resistances of the pick-up coil and the coil-when this 2 checks out -am thinking ignitor
Also see below
March, 25, 2008 AT 2:36 PM
What flashes am I looking for? What yello light, you mean the engine light inside the gauge cluster? I have an ohmmeter now I just cant figure out what I am suppose to measure or where to attach it