Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. What size engine do you have? Does the engine have spark when cranking? If so, does it run on starting fluid?
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If the engine does in fact have spark but it does not run using starting fluid, either the engine is flooded or out of time. It could be ignition or valve timing (out of time)
Let me explain. If the valve timing and ignition timing is right on the money, the only thing the engine needs is fuel and it should fire right up. However, based on what your telling me, that is not the case with your engine.. which tells me the timing is off (or out of time). Does that make sense?
Since the ignition system runs off of the valve timing, the valve timing needs to be checked and verified as good first before moving onto the ignition timing.
Could be lots of reasons. Have you checked engine compression? If not, this is your next step.
YES, there still could be a mechanical issue with the engine provided the valve timing or timing marks line up properly. In addition, the valve timing could still be incorrect if the timing marks line up properly.
We first need to rule out a base engine mechanical problem and go from there. Once we know that is good, then we get into the electronics of the ignition system.
To answer your questions, YES it can.
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