92 Camry + Engine Shampoo == Dead Engine... Help

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Old 07 Apr 2004, 06:43 pm   #1 (permalink)
Dash Riprock
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Default 92 Camry + Engine Shampoo == Dead Engine... Help

I will save everyone the effort.... I should have been more careful. Now
on with the problem...

I shampooed the engine of my Camry last week and after I was done it
wouldn't start... it still won't. Here is what I have done;

1) Removed distributor cap and replaced the rotor... wasn't wet and really
wasn't too warn.

2) Checked for spark... there was an intermittent spark and it may have been
just intermittent based on the way I checked it.

3) Disconnected all connections and checked for water, none were very wet.

4) Checked all grounds... all seemed fine.

5) Checked fuel pump... it is working.

6) Checked plugs, all seemed dry and I think it may not be getting fuel.

7) Got an OBD reader and checked codes... had a code 24 - IAT Sensor.
Removed it, cleaned it and the connection and the code is gone.

STILL Won't start...

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

It is the four with 390,000 kms and about 90,000 km since timing belt...
could the belt have a bad spot and what is the easiest way to check.

The car ran like a dream before the wash... had tons of power, was extreemly
smooth and got excelent mileage so the engine wasn't hurting.

Signed
Frustrated in Ottawa.

On the bright side, I have the cleanest non-running engine on the block.







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Old 07 Apr 2004, 07:56 pm   #2 (permalink)
Chuck Kampmiller
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Default Re: 92 Camry + Engine Shampoo == Dead Engine... Help

When I did that to my 1990 wagon I usually had the same problem,
but it normally was water in the distributor. Did you pull the plug
caps and see if you have water in the plug wells? Having an air
compressor comes in handy in this situation.


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Old 13 Apr 2004, 12:38 pm   #3 (permalink)
Alex Marcuzzi
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Default Re: 92 Camry + Engine Shampoo == Dead Engine... Help

> I did the same thing to my 93 Camry and after it started and ran for a
> couple of minutes but then died. I could not start it again. When I

checked
> for a spark I got a faint spark a couple of times but most of the time

none.
> It turned out to be the high voltage coil. It is mounted inside the
> distributor cap. I did a resistance check of the coil as the manual
> suggested and it tested ok, but it would not work. A new coil fixed the
> problem. Because a new coil was more then $100 I got a used one from a

junk
> yard and after two years it is still working fine.
> Alex

"Dash Riprock" <DashIs@Home.ca> wrote in message
news:jOWdnU_Zc-uqDOndRVn_iw@magma.ca...
> I will save everyone the effort.... I should have been more careful. Now
> on with the problem...
>
> I shampooed the engine of my Camry last week and after I was done it
> wouldn't start... it still won't. Here is what I have done;
>
> 1) Removed distributor cap and replaced the rotor... wasn't wet and really
> wasn't too warn.
>
> 2) Checked for spark... there was an intermittent spark and it may have

been
> just intermittent based on the way I checked it.
>
> 3) Disconnected all connections and checked for water, none were very wet.
>
> 4) Checked all grounds... all seemed fine.
>
> 5) Checked fuel pump... it is working.
>
> 6) Checked plugs, all seemed dry and I think it may not be getting fuel.
>
> 7) Got an OBD reader and checked codes... had a code 24 - IAT Sensor.
> Removed it, cleaned it and the connection and the code is gone.
>
> STILL Won't start...
>
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
>
> It is the four with 390,000 kms and about 90,000 km since timing belt...
> could the belt have a bad spot and what is the easiest way to check.
>
> The car ran like a dream before the wash... had tons of power, was

extreemly
> smooth and got excelent mileage so the engine wasn't hurting.
>
> Signed
> Frustrated in Ottawa.
>
> On the bright side, I have the cleanest non-running engine on the block.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



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