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I have a 97 Celica that was given to me becasue of a no start

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I have a 97 Celica that was given to me becasue of a no start condition. It turns over but no spark. I test spact from the ingition coil under the igniter and NOThing
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Hello, thanks for posting your questionDoes the distributor turn when cranking the engine?Does the engine try to start, backfire etc?When turning the key to ON does the check engine light turn on and stay on?Do you have a volt meter or 12 volt test light?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

The engine does not backfire, it just keep turning over

Yes the engine light stays on.

Yes I have a multimeter and test light

Tested fuses

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Thanks for the reply, what about the distributor turning while cranking e engine?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

How do I tell

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Remove the distributor cap, see if the rotor turns when cranking the engine.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Ok will do when I get to the house

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Sounds good, I have to be away for an hour or so myself, Check back with you later.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Distributor does spin when starting

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Ok, next check to see if there is power to the distributor, disconnect the electrical connector, with the key on is there voltage to one of the wires on the harness side of the connector?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Yes there is on one wire

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Ok, it sounds like the ignition coil may be the problem which is kind of common but it could also be a bad crank angle sensor or rpm pickup coil, hard to say without having some specific code information, do you have a code reader or can you borrow one/
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

I have a launch creader

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Ok, please connect it to the diagnostic port and see if it shows any trouble codes>
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

P1300, p0120,p0115

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Ok, the main concern here is the P1300 which is an igniter module malfunction, this cde is set when the computer does not get a spark confirmation signal from the module, the igniter module is available separately and is usually mounted on the firewall or on left inner fender. I would try replacing it. The P0120 is a throttle position sensor malfunction and the P0115 is related to a coolant temp sensor issue, neither one will keep it from starting completely but may cause some drivability issues once it is running.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

I replaced the ignitor

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Ok, then it's possible that the distributor is the problem, or the coil, if you haven't replaced the coil it's worth a try, they are fairly inexpensive.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

I replaced all three

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Ok, so you have voltage going to the distributor, you have replaced the distributor and igniter as well as the coil but still have no spark? Do you have voltage at the plus terminal of the coil?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Let me check

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Ok,
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

It has power

Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Ok I'm completely out of ideas on this one and will have to opt out
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Definately not the ecu

Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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