Camry running perfectly, then just dies, now won't start

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  1. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    Gets spark. just learned how to check fuel pressurefrom @Deltic . If my niece ever relieves me, I will get out of the house and goto autzone and rent the gauge.

    Wont start so check engine light is always on, and it is a '93 with 144k

    Thanks!

    It is a $1600 car, but I might have to do that

    NOPE! I will never buy a new car. Besides, I just got this to run errands and train dogs to stay in the back seat.


    Our library gives accessto those online for free :cool:

    Well DUH, did that right after I drained the oil and filled the crankcase with antifreeze for the winter. You think I am some kinda idiot :crazy:
     
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    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    I suck at mechanical stuff, thanks.
     
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    Wow, a little sarcasm goes a long way here :)
     
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    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    I did the same thing, something is up
     
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    Deltic

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    Cool! I like to have the paper kind but that's just how I am. Also looking at the illustration on a phone it can be hard to see little details.
     
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    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    pfft ... phones are for on the road, PC all the way!, Thanks for your help!
     
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    93 is old, unfortunately that's before the advent of OBD2
     
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    Don't ever remember a fuel pump going bad on a toyota or a honda for that matter. I don't think seafoam would hurt any thing. If your car has a timing belt and has been over 100k miles on the same belt, that would be my #1 guess.
     
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    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    When you get it running, put in Chevron Techron complete fuel system cleaner that also cleans the combustion chamber. I think its mainly for folks that don't use top tier gas, or have not in the past.

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    Tow it to the nearest Honda dealer to have the trade-in value checked.
     
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    One thing i didn't ask. How recently did you use the sea foam? It's possible it stirred up enough crap in your tank that your fuel filter or pump got clogged.
     
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    That was my 1st thought as well.

    Who knows what sludge lurks at the bottom of the old gas tank, for example.... kick some of that old [email protected] up, get it circulating - <choke cough> goes a a fuel filter?
     
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    I've worked with an old mechanic in his shop off and on for a few years. First thing we do is change the fuel filter and I've never seen it help.
     
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    Oldschooltube Flux Capacitor Technician

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    I’m not 100% but I think that is an interference engine meaning when the piston is at top dead center it actually shares space with the valves. If the timing belt broke any cylinders with open valves the piston would come up and smash the valves. If that happened you would probably know.

    not trying to argue with you mike, just chiming in.
     
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