ENGINE PERFORMANCE PROBLEM2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER...

2009 Toyota Highlander

Tiny

ebenorih

January, 21, 2010 AT 7:12 AM

Engine Performance problem
2009 Toyota Highlander 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 8890 miles

The vehicle does not start

FOUND 16219 RELATED QUESTIONS

1 Answer

Tiny

rasmataz

January, 22, 2010 AT 2:27 AM

Pick your symptoms: Cranks but no start condition: Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems
with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing
belt/chain.

No crank at all/nothing/nada: Could be the starter, starter relay, park and neutral switch and ignition switch assuming the battery and connections are good.

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