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1994 Camry: the car has quit running while I was driving..gets warmed

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1994 Camry 2.2 the car...
1994 Camry 2.2 the car has quit running while I was driving and now after driving about three miles and it gets warmed up it will not start.
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12/10/2011
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 5 years ago
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Hello!

Does the engine crank over and not start?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Yes
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 5 years ago
Does the check engine light come on with the key on?

Do you know if it has spark when cranking it over?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

1) The check engine light does come on when you turn the key, but it doesn't stay on when it is running.

 

2) Not sure, doesn't feel like it though.

Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 5 years ago
Ok.. we will have to pinpoint what the engine is missing.


Spark


Fuel


Compression



All three of these are tested when the engine is being cranked over. There are two way of checking for fuel. Fuel pressure and fuel trigger. Both are very important and must be present for the car to start. Fuel pressure is self explanatory. You just hook up the gage and see what the reading is. Fuel trigger is check with a noid light. The injector gets unplugged and the noid light gets plugged in to the injector clip. With the engine cranking over, this light must blink. This is the signal to the injectors from the computer. You can have all the fuel pressure in the world, but it wont matter if the injector is not pulsing gas into the cylinder like it should! All three tests play a very important part in diagnosing a no start condition. Be extremely careful when doing these tests.



A simpler test would be to see if it runs on starting fluid. If it does, then you know you have spark and compression and you simply have a fuel delivery problem
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
We are getting fuel in the cylinders
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 5 years ago
Ok.. excellent!

Lets check for spark and even injector pulse. If you are missing spark, this could flood the engine out when cranking the engine over.

In addition, if the valve timing is off for some reason, this will flood out the cylinders as well.
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