1997 Toyota RAV4 Q&A
1997 Toyota RAV4 Question: Replaced timing belt and the Rav won't start!
Ensure that No. 1 cylinder is set to TDC on compression stroke by temporarily installing lower timing belt cover and crankshaft pulley. Align groove with timing mark "0" on No. 1 timing belt cover. Ensure that camshaft and timing belt match marks are aligned. Very important that No. 1 cylinder is set to compression stroke. - rchavez
The 3S-fe is a freewheeling engine according to the book I checked. When you installed the belt, did you remember to hand-rotate the engine clockwise and verify all the timing marks still lined up? Are you sure the sensors are all plugged in? Are any connectors loose/not fully locked together? Just on the off chance, no blown fuses? good luck - Andy Y
I have a similar problem. I made a left turn and my 1996 Rav 4 just cut out and would not start. Battery is good, Plugs are new. distrubutor is good. Coil is new. Timing belt is new. Electrical flow is perfect. Fuyel pump is fine Yet no start. getting an ignition crank but no startr. Help help help!!! - Sattaur