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1999 Toyota Corolla Question: What would keep engine from starting when you have spark and fuel presure

 

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KarlB, Jacksonville, FL, December 25, 2012, 09:00
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the 99 corolla driveway stalled and never restarted.
checked fuel pump it comes on when attempting to start
checked fuel presure 47#
Removed battery and had tested
checked for spark at plug wires and all give blue arch at 1/2 inch on tester.
replaced plugs with same that were in it
hooked up OBDII and have no codes (they cleared when battery was removed)
All fuses are good.
tried to introduce fuel directly into intake but do not think that is viabel test as the only entry into the intake puts the fuel below the head on this layout.

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    PARTS GUY December 25, 2012, 13:25
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    Check timing belt alignment.

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    KarlB, December 25, 2012, 13:47
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    this engine runs a chain, could it still have jumped? engine only has 140,000 miles

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    goodguy December 25, 2012, 17:00
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    check for injector pulse

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    KarlB, December 26, 2012, 03:52
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    Is there a way to do this with a multi-meter or testlight?

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    goodguy, December 26, 2012, 07:48
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    you should have noid light

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    PARTS GUY, December 26, 2012, 08:00
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    If you have a DVOMM (digital volt ohm multimeter) that reads frequency you can.

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    KarlB, December 26, 2012, 17:24
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    Called several parts stores and could not locate a noid light, most did not even know what one was.
    Was fortunate that a nephew who works for a toyota dealership was in town on vaction and was able to find time to stop by and take a look.
    Problem ened up being clogged injectors. After running a can of commercial cleaner we are back up and running

    Thank you for the input as you at least got me to a step beyond what a hains manual gave me for trouble-shooting and i learned that had I had the tester it would have lead to the final issue which was either clogged injectors or ECM which are the lst 2 links in the fuel chain.

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    PARTS GUY, December 26, 2012, 17:53
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    If you want the factory info go to www.alldatadiy.com to get any info to repair your car. Unfortunately you wasted your money on a haines manual.

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    goodguy, December 26, 2012, 21:12
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    glad to hear you fixed the problem

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