1983 TOYOTA PICKUP WON'T TURN OVER

  • Tiny
  • 83ToyotaPickup
  • 1983 Toyota Pickup

Electrical problem
1983 Toyota Pickup Front Wheel Drive Manual

My truck started up fine but it would not catch and actually turn over. I tried and tried (gas in, gas out, clutch in, clutch out, pumping the gas, in neutral), but it just wouldn't turn over. I did this for a good half hour today, giving it time to un-flood after the first effort.

Background: It has an old exhaust system and muffler that needs replacing, and it was sitting unstarted for a week, but the weather is warm, and it wasn't parked uphill, which sometimes affects whether it starts up right away.

HELP? THANKS!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 AT 5:40 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Do below to determine if its fuel or spark problem.

Cranks but no start condition: Fuel and Spark: 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.

Compression: 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.

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 AT 11:04 AM
  • Tiny
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Thanks for all the great advice -- it gives me a place to start.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

I'm grateful for this forum -- you guys do good stuff!

Cheers!

Toyota83Pickup

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 AT 3:46 PM

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