85 Camry turns over but won’t start

Asked by Vkfive Mar 07, 2020 at 04:30 PM about the 1985 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Haven't given anyone much to go on here. You have to start with some good old fashioned troubleshooting. Is the engine turning over (cranking)? If Yes, the battery and starter are good. Does it have spark? Pull a plug wire and test. If not, you have an ignition system problem. Does it have fuel? Starting fluid is the easiest way to check (remove air filter and spray a bit in to see if it starts). Does it have timing or compression? Could be a broken timing belt.

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Battery and starter are good, it just cranks but won’t start. Has fuel, has spark. It has been sitting for 2 months but was running before then. The battery was dead, so I replaced it but now it won’t start. My inclination is that it may be the fuel pump but why would that go bad while it was sitting?

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