I just bought a car and had it running for a week. Then it decided to not start anymore. We have already replaced the Battery, Altenator, and Spark Plugs BEFORE it stopped working. It is trying to start but it's not firing. There is no spark happening! We replaced the Distributor and still nothing. Tried replaceing the Crankshaft Position Sensor and we could not find it! Starting to think this is not the original engine. It is not fuel related because the problem isn't that it's not firing and shutting off, it's just not firing at all. We are running out of options and can't afford labor costs to take it to a mechanic. What else could it be?
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1994 Toyota Celica
Question: Car Is trying to start but not firing. No spark is happening (not fuel related)!
Answer #1CHRIS N from Royal Palm Toyota, December 22, 2011, 03:59Technician
HAVE SEEN SOME CONCERNS FROM ECM BURNING ON BOARD FOR DISTIBUTOR CIRCUIT IT IS LOCATED UNDER DACH IN FRONT CENTER OF CAR CAN REMOVE IT AND TAKE APART AND INSPECT IT SEE IF IT HAS BURNT SPOTS ON CIRCUIT BOARD
ReplyIsLost, December 28, 2011, 09:38Rookie
we finally got it to start a few times but now it goes to start and it dies. Nothing is wrong with the fuel pump and fuel filter. So now it is no longer stark but something else. We have replaced the ignition switch, knock sensor, compression, and a leak in our fuel tank. The check engine light flashes "52" for the knock sensor but we replaced it already. So i don't know what else to do. Bringing it to a mechanic is definitely next. I'm tired of guessing and wasting money.