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1995 Toyota Corolla, ran fine, no skips or problem, wouldn't

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1995 Toyota Corolla, ran fine, no skips or problem, wouldn't start after***** but did after few min, did the same thing 2 more times, then wouldn't crank in afternoon but did in am, now won't crank at all, does a little cough/ weak back fire when you let off turning over sometimes, Have replaced: plugs, wires, dist cap, rotor button, coil inside dist cap, fuel filter, fuel pump, it is getting fire when I pull wire and ground out and plugs are wet with gas when pulled 1 out ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. Please clarify that the starter is not cranking the engine, or, the starter cranks the engine but it does nto start to run. Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Engine turns fine, nothing wrong with starter, it does not crank, just turns over
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

If you have spark, fuel (wet plugs) and a no start condition, the most likely cause is your timing belt has jumped a couple of teeth. This will cause the camshaft to be out of sync with the crankshaft. That means the valve are not closing at the critical moment for ignition of the fuel in the cylinders.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

You sound like you are pretty versed in mechanical workings. Let's do this: Locate the zero line on the crank pulley. Bump the engine until it is set to the zero mark (TDC) on the timing cover mark. Then pull the distributor cap off and note the position of the end of the rotor. It should be directly under where the number one cylinder spark plug wire is. Exactly under. If it is not, your timing belt is the problem.

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