1995 Toyota Corolla car died going down the interstate

Tiny
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  • 1995 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 250,000 MILES
Never had any trouble at all with this car. Going down the road at about 75 mph in 5th gear the car lost power, but all electrical stayed on, for about.75 seconds to 1.5 seconds the car produced power again then cut back off and it is manual so I tried down shifting and tried giving more gas, then tried turning key off, then back on, all this to no avail. I have plenty of fuel, but when I turn the engine over it is not firing at all, or is not getting fuel. I removed air intake cover after the filter at the intake itself and opened the throttle up some and sprayed in starting fluid, but I had no results. Then engine turns over great, but I am not getting any gas, or gas getting ignited. Please help a lost poor disabled fat boy who is in a wheel chair from an accident when working with the DOD. I have very little oney, and scool is starting and I have 2 kids that have to be in school with supplies in 3 days. I have tools, and grw up in a garage, but I worked only on older cars than this, 69 goats, 76 ford 4 whel drives with 460 engine, 84 pontiac 2000, 87 camaro 2.8 liter, and don't forget the ever popular 77 grand safari station wagon. So as ou can see my knowledge is a bit older even though I am not but 37 years old, it was my dad's garage, and I started there on full serve at the age of 9. I think the problem is no fire, but I am not sure how to find out why. I checked as many fuses as I knew how to, but the relay's I am not sure how to check, and I don't have a diagnostic machine. What should I do. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you.
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 3:58 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like no spark

Disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 4:15 PM
Tiny
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No, there was no fire in any of the plugs, and the plugs looked bad as well, but before I buy all new plugs, which I will after I find out why there is no fire, what to try next? Is there a distributor on this thing, is that what the plug wires run to, and if so, or if not, what do I test next. P.S. Thank you so much for your help, I really mean it when I say that I owe you, but I may have to wait till the 3rd of next month to give you someting, as that is when I get my disability check. If I needparts, I can get my father to buy them till the 3rd as well, so what should I try now? Thank you again so much.
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
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Do you have a check engine light and when was the last tune-up?

One end of the sparkplug wires goes to the sparkplug the other end goes to the distributor.

The possibilities here could be the ignition fuse, cap and rotor, coil, distributor pick-up coil and the ignitor.
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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If I knew how to jump it like in some of the other vehicles I Have seen jumped, with a paper clip I believe, then count the number of flashes on the check engine light is all I know to do, since all of our stations went from full serve to convenience stores, and I had to become a computer, inventory, accounting, schedule maker, instead of a gear head like my old man, hence to reason I went to work at the DOD but unfortunately, my accident happened 3 minutes ofter I clocked out, and 15 ft off of the premisses so I just get a regular disability check instead of full comp from the DOD. But hey, I am alive, and life is good, so who is complaining. Except my coroalla won't get fire to the plugs. Thanks for everything, and have a great day.
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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The DLC is location is a white connector underneath the steering wheel

Jump Te-1 to E-1 then count the flashes and get back with the codes if any.
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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I have the spots to jump on my corolla, 95, but is there a procedure, jump, then turn keys on, or keys on, then jump and count, just forgot if there was a prcedure on this ride, thanks.
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Friday, August 14th, 2009 AT 6:31 PM

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