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

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by itisbruno, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Oldschooltube

    Oldschooltube Flux Capacitor Technician

    Messages:
    2,763
    Likes Received:
    8,125
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2015
    Location:
    Quad Cities USA
    Just remember the Otto cycle: Intake, compression, power, exhaust.


    Or: suck, squeeze, bang, blow!
     
    TBO, treg and itisbruno like this.
  2. shadowgunner9

    shadowgunner9 Free Actor

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Location:
    Wisconsin; Rustbelt, USA
    Scotty Kilmer..............................................................................................................................!
    BUT- being a Toyota that is now DEAD.....he may be stumped.
     
    Walk Soft and itisbruno like this.

  3. Jonesee

    Jonesee

    Messages:
    7,393
    Likes Received:
    7,645
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    If memory serves me, the 93 has a timing belt. I believe Toyota has moved entirely back to timing chains over the last 10 years.

    Good for them on that change. I hate timing belts.

    OP, if it just died and didn't make a strange noise, I doubt it is a timing belt. When a timing belt breaks and the engine jumps timing, you can hear it.
     
    nrajeff likes this.
  4. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Messages:
    40,448
    Likes Received:
    42,793
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Location:
    Raccoon City
    Belt done ~20k miles ago :headscratch:

    Thank you!

    Last tank of gas, 1 refill post usage.
     
    TBO likes this.
  5. pgg00

    pgg00

    Messages:
    16,678
    Likes Received:
    37,245
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    Fled the emerald triangle
    Would probably be a good idea to change the fuel filter anyways
     
    treg, MB-G26, Deltic and 2 others like this.
  6. Deltic

    Deltic

    Messages:
    8,905
    Likes Received:
    12,979
    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    I suppose you could check the fuel pump pressure before it goes into the filter but for no more effort and a few bucks why not put in a new filter?
     
    itisbruno likes this.
  7. Walk Soft

    Walk Soft

    Messages:
    3,115
    Likes Received:
    1,899
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    Location:
    Kentucky
    My money is on fuel pump.
     
    itisbruno likes this.
  8. Victor Dubya

    Victor Dubya The Kindly Curmudgeon

    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,488
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2017
    Location:
    NW WI
    As someone mentioned earlier. I'd give it a shot of either to see if it fires, first. If it had been running OK and then abruptly stopped, I'd suspect something electrical. One thing you could do is pull fuses and re-seat them along with electrical connectors that are related to the ignition, computer or fuel pump. But be careful doing stuff like that or you could create more problems.

    Cam/ crank position sensors could be another area for a sudden stall but that's getting a bit more complicated to check out and I think they'd give you a trouble code. But that year is not very sophisticated in that area so who knows.

    One last thing, it could have been running way too rich and that caused it to die on you. You didn't notice any black smoke out the exhaust did you? This was a cold start, I take it.Sounds interesting though, it's fun working on stuff like this. If for nothing but to get a little education.

    Good luck.
     
    itisbruno likes this.
  9. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Messages:
    40,448
    Likes Received:
    42,793
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Location:
    Raccoon City
    Thanks. I'll check the fuses, no black smoke, went from running like a top to nothing in a split second.
     
    MB-G26 likes this.
  10. czsmithGT

    czsmithGT

    Messages:
    18,479
    Likes Received:
    12,011
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Take it to a mechanic who knows what the F he/she is doing.
     
    itisbruno likes this.
  11. MLM

    MLM

    Messages:
    1,145
    Likes Received:
    164
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2001
    Location:
    Mountains of western North Carolina
    Seems I have a vague memory of small cars having their fuel pump stashed away in the rear panel/trunk area that had a reset button. May or may not apply here.
     
    lazarus66, nrajeff and MB-G26 like this.
  12. Sechott

    Sechott

    Messages:
    2,619
    Likes Received:
    4,785
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Location:
    WV
    On a 92 there should be a small box under the hood that you can jump for a flashing check engine code. You should be able to find it on web with flash sequence decodes too. Fuel pump may have a relay, which you can check with a simple multimeter. If you find the relay and tap it, it may start working again temporally.
     
    pag23 likes this.
  13. Victor Dubya

    Victor Dubya The Kindly Curmudgeon

    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,488
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2017
    Location:
    NW WI
    Forgot, you could re-seat related relays too.
     
  14. DaveD

    DaveD Ex-Mod Moderator Millennium Member

    Messages:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 1999
    Location:
    Western NY , ADK NY, Gulf Coast FL
    1-800-Kars-4-kids
     
    nrajeff and Eddy Current like this.
  15. MB-G26

    MB-G26 Ornery & Irreverent Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    10,074
    Likes Received:
    5,012
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Location:
    Cell Block H

    Attached Files:

    light-switch and itisbruno like this.
  16. MB-G26

    MB-G26 Ornery & Irreverent Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    10,074
    Likes Received:
    5,012
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Location:
    Cell Block H
    Burno..... <hugs> and, remember the immortal advice of Poohbear: last place first
     
    light-switch and itisbruno like this.
  17. Simi_gun_guy

    Simi_gun_guy

    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    320
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Location:
    Occupied Kalifornia
    Yup, They do go bad. My dad lost the fuel pump in his 1990 Accord. PITA to change, drain & drop the tank. He 'thought' he could do it, at 85! :nsb:

    He about got it out, had to get the shop foreman where he had worked (as a mechanic) to come wrap the job up.

    Ed
     
    Just_plinking likes this.
  18. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Messages:
    40,448
    Likes Received:
    42,793
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Location:
    Raccoon City
    MB-G26 likes this.
  19. thespork

    thespork

    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    806
    Joined:
    May 5, 2019
    Toyota has been timing chain for the Corolla since 98.
    Prior was a belt, but as far as I know, no Toyota has ever been an interference engine
     
    Just_plinking likes this.
  20. Just_plinking

    Just_plinking

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    4,322
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Valve timing is more than the belt, you have the tensioner too. Only time I had a valve timing problem the belt didn't break, but jumped enough to be off time and not run, but not enough to bend valves.

    If a timing belt job was done, (especially with aftermarket parts, which seem to be declining in quality) it could still be the issue.

    Eta:eek:ops i just assumed it was a belt system. After reading the post above mine, disregard my advice, if it has a chain.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2019