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Won't start and I change the distributor the spark plug to…

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Won't start and I change the distributor the spark plug to spark plug wires and the fuel pump and it still won't start but it cranks

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the engine's fuel supply? And the spark plugs -- are they all working?

Engine's fuel supply?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

1994 tercel

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tercel yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes and I change the distributor out I got new spark plugs got new spark plug wires and just change the fuel pump

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

And a new battery

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Are you saying that the engine cranks but does not start?

Are you looking for some possible causes?

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
can't talk on the phone right now
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok, sounds good.

Does the engine have spark when cranking?

If so, does it run on starting fluid?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It has a new distributor and wires so it has spark and even when I spray the starting fluid it still doesn't start it just keeps turning over
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

So you have actually checked for spark going to all cylinders?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Not all of them let me check
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok so I checked them and only cylinder number 4 is sparking the rest aren't even sparking
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hello
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Are you sure the timing belt did not break? :)

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Where is that at
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Inside the timing cover. :)

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It's not broken
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Are you able to speak on the phone now?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok. No problem.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
what could I do to get it running
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Good morning sir. The problem needs to be diagnosed. Otherwise, you're going to replace unnecessary parts.

So the answer is to diagnose it.

Now, I can certainly help you diagnose it, but you need to be willing to work with me.

If you're not willing to work with me, I cannot help you.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am what do I need to do
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Check engine compression, check the ignition system and check for codes in the computer.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
How do I check engine compression
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

That is done using an engine compression tester.

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Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Question for you sir.

Is the distributor rotor turning when cranking the engine?

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Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Hello there!

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help.

Best Regards,

Customer/p>

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The distributor is turning when I crank it
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Excellent!

Now we need to check the rest of the ignition system and components.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What's next
Toyota Mechanic: Amedee, Toyota Technician replied 7 months ago

Now we need to check the rest of the ignition system and components.

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