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JUMPED WITH CABLES REVERSED, TURNS OVER, BUT WON'T START,

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JUMPED WITH CABLES REVERSED
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: TURNS OVER , BUT WON'T START
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

What year and model is it?

When turning thre key on do all the lights on the dash turn on?

Have you checked fuses under the hood, especially the larger main fuses?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
1997 CAMRY. DASH LIGHTS,TURNS OVER , NO START,NO FUEL OR POWER TO PLUGS. REPLACED ALL FUSES AND RELAYS.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for the reply,

Is it a 4 cylinder or V6? There are a couple of main fuse links in the fuse box about 1/4 wide by 3 inches long, there are fuse link segments inside which usually blow out if the battery cables are reversed, the fuses have clear enclosures so most ot the segments are visible, please inspect these I think you will see the problem is there. I can locate and attach a picture if you would like. by the way these are bolted in on the inside of the fuse box and the box has to be partially disassembled to get them out.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
IT IS A V6.
WE CHANGED THE SCREWED IN FUSE
. CAN'T LOCATE ANY FUSEABLE LINKS.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, give me a few moments while I look at a wiring diagram, do you have a voltmeter or test light?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
WE HAVE A TEST LIGHT.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Does everything else work on the inside, all dashlights including the check engine light, all accessories, fan, radio, wipers , headlights etc, is there anything does does not work besides not starting? There are two of the oblong fuses were they both replaced?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ARE THERE TWO FUSES THAT SCREW IN ?
DASH LIGHTS , RADIO , HEADLIGHTS , WES.
DON'T SEE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT .
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
WE CHANGED ONE 100 AMP SCREW IN FUSE .
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, the check engine light not turning on means the computer is not getting voltage to it. That's why it's not starting. does it have voltage to both ends of the 100 A fuse that you replaced? Is this fuse about 1"x1/2 " inch with a clear cover on it? If so remove the cover and measure voltage at the filament.

Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

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it shows the two oblong fuses assemblies in the fuse box

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
TOOK FUSE BOX APART AGAIN , THERE IS POWER TO BOTH SIDES OF THE 100 AMP FUSE.
THERE IS A SPACE BESIDE THE 100 AMP FUSE WITH POWER BUT NO FUSE IN THAT SPACE .
THE WEB ADDRESS WON'T LOAD.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
TRIED WEB PAGE AGAIN AND IT LOADED , MY MAIN FUSE IS AT THE FRONT OF THE BOX.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, I'm still a little unclear, did you replace both of those long fuses with the blue top?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
YOUR PICTURE IS DIFFERENT THAN MY CAR .
I ONLY SEE ONE MAIN SCREW IN FUSE .
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, now I get it, I'm very sorry but I misread your original post as it being a 2007 Camry, of course this changes everything, I'll need to start over and we can go from there if that's ok with you.

So far we have power to that main fuse which is good, I need to look at a diagram for this car and see if there is supposed to be a fuse in that empty spot that has power.

Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Please check the following fuses: fuse panel on the inside:

30A AM2

7.5A ignition

15A ecu ign

under hood:

40A AM1

check with key on, please use the test light to confirm voltage.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ALL FUSES CHECK GOOD.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, the check engine light not turning on is the main problem, open the diagnostic check connector under the hood and see if there is voltage to the B+ terminal.

Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

I've got to go offline for about an hour, will get back to you. while you're there at the connector see if there is an FP terminal marked in the cover.

Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

I'm back online now.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
IS THIS CONNECTOR UNDER THE DASH ,DRIVERS SIDE ?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
PLUGGED IN SCAN TOOL AND IT CAME BACK ( NO CONNECTION )
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
FOUND CONNECTION UNDER HOOD , NO VOLTAGE TO B+.
HAS FP SPOT BUT NO CONNECTOR.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

The scantool won't communicate for the same reason that there is no voltage to the B+ terminal, there is no voltage going to the ignition system and the computer is not getting voltage. The fp connector is not relevant at this time. 'll get back to you.

Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Remove the EFI relay, there should be voltage to two of the terminal sockets with key on, check one of the fuel injector connectors, there should be voltage to only one of the wires to the injector.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ONLY ONE EFI TERMINAL HAS VOLTAGE.(REAR,TOWARDS FENDER)
ONE WIRE ON INJECTOR HAS VOLTAGE. ( W/ KEY ON )
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I NEED TO GO FOR NOW , WILL CHECK EMAIL TOMORROW .
THANK YOU
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, there is the problem, is the EFI fuse good and does it have voltage to both ends, that will narrow it down a lot.

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