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Its broke. 1989 Toyota cressida. Fuel pump distributor

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1989 Toyota cressida Mechanic's...

1989 Toyota cressida

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

fuel pump distributor sparkplugs

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you ever replaced the fuel pump, or is this the original?

Replaced

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I have spark fuel and compression

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Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago
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Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. Can you advise me of the colour of the spark, the fuel pressure PSI and the 6 compression readings? Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Normal white arc and I know it has compression due to it running one day randomly I redid ignition timing but my problem was my distributor won’t point to cylinder one I am following the factory manual also another problem is my fuel pump then I replaced it but it only works when I jump the fuel pump on the diagnostic terminal I’m thinking it’s the open circuit relay.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago

You are correct. The circuit opening relay is what activates the fuel pump. Inside the air flow meter there is a switch that closes when the engine is running. This closed switch sends a ground signal to the circuit openint relay. When the relay energizes, the fuel pump gets power. If you are jumping FP to power the fuel pump, you probably have a bad circuit opening relay.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
But the issue with that is the car won’t start when I jump the terminal so fuel is working and isn’t my problem right ?
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago

If the car is not starting with FP jumped, and you cannot get #1 to line up on the distributor the camshafts are probably out of time by one tooth. Did you check the timing belt for being in time?

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Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago

Where is the crankshaft mark?

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Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago

Fuel pressure would be good to know, and, is the EFI fuse in the underhood fuse panel not blown?

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Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago

EFI Main is the relay for the fuel injection.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I tested 2 different efi relays both don’t change anything and also the crankshaft marks are all aligned the car ran before this
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago

Fuel pressure readings are needed. You need to have 32 PSI at the injector rail.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
How would I go about checking that and also I have a code 22 I think it might have something to do with all this because the ecu might be bad or not use cold start properly
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago

Check fuel pressure with an adaptor that interfaces with the fuel rail. Find thsi at an auto parts store in the tools section. Some are rather expensive. A code 22 is a faulty coolant temperature sensor, sensor shorted/open/disconnected, or bad wiring to the sensor. If the coolant temperature sensor is not sending the correct information back to the computer, the engine does not start. A disconnected or faulty temperature sensor will transmit a temperature of minus 40 degrees F.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I’m stumped I replaced the sensor it still pops up as a cel do the wires go straight to the ecu ? I’m assuming one is a ground and the other a signal as it’s a 2 pin sensor.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago

The temp sensor sends the computer a resistance value. The wires go thru the firewall to the computer. If the sensor is good and the wires to the ECU are good, the ECU may be bad.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I’m starting to think the ecu is bad the wiring is old but connections are still fine I will try to check on the ecu for any visible signs can’t complain with a 30+ yr old car
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 5 months ago

Ok. Check on the ECU. Look for corrosion inside the wire connections and any burnt spots

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