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1996 toyota camry no spark powering stopping at dust cap has

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new distributor JA: What is the...
1996 toyota camry no spark powering stopping at dust cap has new distributor
JA: What is the model of your '96 Toyota?
Customer: le 2.2 4cy
JA: When was your last tune up?
Customer: just replaced head gasket as long as whole top in gasket and timing belt kit also
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any odd squeaking noises?
Customer: 270k
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Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. If this vehicle was in my shop, I would be considering replacement of the ignition coil assembly that is located under the distributor cap.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I replaced that with a brand new one and it's currently at my shop still no spark can u tell me any further test to do I was thinking about the plug that plugs into the distributor the resistance or volts that it should have. Thank you. Also I assume I got every thing in time but always can u tell me once again all the timing marks on cams crank
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

If you do not have spark, timing marks (correct or incorrect) have no bearing on the spark. All of the spark on this car comes from the distributor (the pick up coil), the ignition coil and the igniter. Igniters rarely fail, but the coils and the distributor pickups are known to be a high failure item. Even with incorrect timing marks, you woudl still have spark (jut at the wrong time. If the coil is good, you probably need to swap out the distributor.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I put a brand new distributor cap and the internals I assume that's what ur talking about I have 12v going into the dust cap but nothing coming out of the dust cap.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

From the Service manual: Crankshaft position and RPM signal are detected by the pick-up coil inside the distributor assembly. This means the 'insides' of the distributor, not the cap. If you do not have spark, the distributor sends the signal to the computer to fire the igniter.

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Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

If you replaced the pick up coil, I would recommend you get another coil, as this one may be bad. Also make sure your 15 amp EFI fuse is not blown in the fuse panel in the engine compartment

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Fuses good got good gas injections at injectors and great compression all across what's the location of the other components. remember I have new distributor and cap and power going into center wire on distributor cap.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

If you have injector pulse, your distributor is OK. It sends pulses to the computer to activate the spark igniter unit (on the left inner fender area). It also sends a signal to the computer to tell the injectors to squirt. Perhaps you have a faulty igniter, or, it did not get plugged back in when you did the engine work.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It was running great after my work and just loss spark where exactly is the igniter located I assume next to the air box on driver side?
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

Next to the air box; on the LF inner strut tower.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I got power going in and out of that box could it still be bad.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

yes

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok I'm going to junk yard to get door handle tomorrow and I will get a few igniters
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Changed the igniter along with the other two modules attached to its bracket and still no spark. These parts came off a car at the junk.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

What colour are the wires in the plug in your picture?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Will have to look tomorrow it's the only actual plug style connector that goes to the distributor
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

If one of the wires is White with a red stripe, it should have power in it with the key on.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok I tested both wires I don't remember the colors but no power on either with the car key in the on run position
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

power to the White/Red wire comes right off of the key switch. Power for that wire is from Fuse AM2 in the fuse panel under the hood.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok I'll inspect that fuse better tomorrow and check wire coloring
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Blue and green and blue and yellow colored wires going into distributor
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No power on am2 fuse at all with key on.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I went to the local junk yard today and got a ecu out of a Camry down there I swapped ecu and now I have power going to am2 30amp fuse. But when I test Volts to the plug that's in question at distributor I get a reading of .705volts on both blue green and blue yellow colored wires
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

Do you have power at the White/Red wire at the injectors with the key on?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'll have to check tomorrow just left shop not to long ago. But there was no power at am2 fuse with stock ecu then with the junk ecu I have 12 volts at am2
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

The ECU does not power AM2. That is a fuse in the engine compartment.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Rite. With ignition on I had no power on am2. Then I went to junk and installed the other ecu and it has power with ignition on, on am2 I understand the ecu has nothing to do with am2 but I was just relaying my results I'll test the white/red voltage first thing in morning.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

ok. The power to the white/red wire at the injectors is the same power to the distributor.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Got 7 volts power at the red white wire at injector
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

You should have full battery voltage at the injector power wires. Those wires in the picture look like they are from a re manufactured distributor, or someone has modified the engine wiring harness..

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I do have full battery power at injectors those wires are from the plug that plugs into the back side of the distributor
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

you need power in the White/red wire at the coil... the other wires on the distributor are the rpm signal out to the computer.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
There is only that plug and the single main line from the igniter it's a older style wasn't many like this style at him j noticed
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

The coil needs to have power in it.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It does
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

You said earlier the distributor has no power

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Has power going in from the igniter and not out of it
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 1 year ago

You should have power in the White/Red wire on the igniter. The ECU controls the operation of the igniter, based on pulses from the distributor. A ground is applied to the coil, from the ignitor Black/red wire. The igniter does not sens power 'out'. The igniter sends a ground signal to collapse the secondary field of the coil, thusly allowing spark to develop.

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