1985 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles
My son was driving our 1985 Toyota 4-door liftback (gas powered with EFI) on the interstate at approximately 60mph. It was a very hot day and he was worried that the car might over heat so he slid the temperature control to the heat setting and turned the fan on high to help vent heat from the cooling system in the heater core. When he did this the car began to slow and would not restart. After I got the car towed home I took the fuel line in front of the fuel filter lose and had my wife turn the ignition. No fuel pumped from the tank.
I noticed that the "Green" fusible link (40 Amp) mounted on the battery cable was corroded and one of the wires was melted and not attached. This fusible link may have already been like this and not even related to the current problem because the corrosion appeared old and I think I remember the wire not being attached before this happened.
I have checked every fuse that I can think of that may be connected to this problem. I realize that the in-tank electric fuel pump may have just went bad, but given the fact that it happened when he was turning other electrical items on I can't help but think there may be a connection. I have not been able to find a wiring diagram of this specific year and model, but on another toyota wiring diagram I noticed that the Heater blower (in the heating unit) and the fuel pump used the same relay. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 AT 9:03 AM