Car will not start

Tiny
CWALKE03
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  • 2006 TOYOTA SEQUOIA
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I parked the vehicle with no problem except that it had very little petrol. Eight months later, it would not start even after I fill up the gas tank and charged the battery. I also kept the charger on the battery while I tried to start it but it still did not start. All the lights and other electrical items work fine.

Can you explain what might be the problem?
Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 11:42 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Hello,

It sounds like the fuel pump when out. When you turn the key to the on position without cranking the engine over can you hear the fuel pump run in the tank for 5 seconds?
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Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
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How do I check fuel presure to rule out the fuel filter and fuel pump? Also, how do I look for spark?
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Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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You must use a fuel pressure gauge designed for your fuel system and hook it up on the fuel test port on the fuel rail rail. Looking spark disconnect a spark plug wire or 2 ground it to the engine and crank engine over-if its a DIS or COP ignition system use a jumper plug wire

This guide can help check for spark.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

this guide can help as well

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 2:29 PM
Tiny
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Did you find out what it was?
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Monday, October 21st, 2019 AT 7:34 AM
Tiny
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This is an old post but we can take it from here. Do you hear the fuel pump run for 5 seconds in the tank when you turn the key on? Also did you have a check engine light on before the engine stopped running?

If so lets run the codes.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 AT 1:07 PM

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