95 Camry will not start.

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Old 17 Apr 2004, 05:51 pm   #1 (permalink)
Roger Rabbid
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Default 95 Camry will not start.


My son's 95 refuses to start. It has no ignition, and the fuel pump
does not appear to be pressurizing the fuel system when you turn the
key to the ON position. I found one bad 15 amp fuse in the fuse block
over the left fender and replaced it. I also swapped around the
replays in the fuse/relay block and nothing happened. Is there a main
fuse that controls voltage to the ECM that could be blown, or does
this have nothing to do with the car not starting? It's a 96 V6
model Camry. I don't know anything else about the car as I don't
normally work on imports.

Thanks!

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Old 18 Apr 2004, 08:28 am   #2 (permalink)
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Roger Rabbid <obliterator@comcast.net> wrote in message news:<e2n38055fb12gh67picg9a9c48h0olfutv@4ax.com>. ..

I found one bad 15 amp fuse in the fuse block
> over the left fender and replaced it.


When replacing a fuse, always a good idea to try to determine the
cause of the fault.
Which fuse was it?
(Owner's manual should list function for all fuses)
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Old 18 Apr 2004, 04:31 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On 18 Apr 2004 06:28:07 -0700, nospampls2002@yahoo.com (Daniel M.
Dreifus) wrote:

>Roger Rabbid <obliterator@comcast.net> wrote in message news:<e2n38055fb12gh67picg9a9c48h0olfutv@4ax.com>. ..
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> I found one bad 15 amp fuse in the fuse block
>> over the left fender and replaced it.

>
>When replacing a fuse, always a good idea to try to determine the
>cause of the fault.
>Which fuse was it?
>(Owner's manual should list function for all fuses)


off hand I can't tell you exactly what the fuse was for. I know it
wasn't for the ecm, ignition, or fuel pump. It hasn't blown since I
replaced it The kid who borrowed it apparently swapped some relays
around under the hood thinking he might get lucky and swap a bad relay
for a good one and make the car run. He may have caused the fuse to
blow.. I'm really not sure since the kid has given me several
conflicing stories about the car since it died.. this is the
consequence of kids loaning their cars to friends... which I've warned
my son repeatedly about doing..





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Old 19 Apr 2004, 08:49 am   #4 (permalink)
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Roger Rabbid <obliterator@comcast.net> wrote in message news:<646680h2jv9oj8fucg3tpckefhmgivflp7@4ax.com>. ..
>
> off hand I can't tell you exactly what the fuse was for. I know it
> wasn't for the ecm, ignition, or fuel pump. It hasn't blown since I
> replaced it The kid who borrowed it apparently swapped some relays
> around under the hood thinking he might get lucky and swap a bad relay
> for a good one and make the car run. He may have caused the fuse to
> blow.. I'm really not sure since the kid has given me several
> conflicing stories about the car since it died.. this is the
> consequence of kids loaning their cars to friends... which I've warned
> my son repeatedly about doing..
>

Sounds like this could be beyond the diagnostic abilities of the
general home mechanic unfamiliar with Toyotas.
Do you have a reputable local Dealer mechanic?
They've got the computerized diagnostic tools and experience to
(hopefully) avoid expensive replacement parts by "guessing" and follow
one of the troubleshooting flow charts in the factory service manuals
to isolate defective components.
To my view, the labor rate would be offset by correct diagnostics.
There are some fairly expensive components in the ignition circuits.
Most all fuel and ignition functions are electronically contolled. A
bit of voltage going the wrong way, blowing a fuse from "helpful"
friends may not be simple to diagnose without expert assistance.
Sorry. Hopefully they'll find something relatively inexpensive to
repair.
Once had a factory mechanic isolate a problem right down to the exact
defective diode in a Cadillac alternator (rebuilt unit), so when
you're facing something as involved as the symptoms you're describing,
I'd go to the factory mechanics.
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Old 19 Apr 2004, 10:12 am   #5 (permalink)
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On 19 Apr 2004 06:49:16 -0700, nospampls2002@yahoo.com (Daniel M.
Dreifus) wrote:

>Roger Rabbid <obliterator@comcast.net> wrote in message news:<646680h2jv9oj8fucg3tpckefhmgivflp7@4ax.com>. ..
>>
>> off hand I can't tell you exactly what the fuse was for. I know it
>> wasn't for the ecm, ignition, or fuel pump. It hasn't blown since I
>> replaced it The kid who borrowed it apparently swapped some relays
>> around under the hood thinking he might get lucky and swap a bad relay
>> for a good one and make the car run. He may have caused the fuse to
>> blow.. I'm really not sure since the kid has given me several
>> conflicing stories about the car since it died.. this is the
>> consequence of kids loaning their cars to friends... which I've warned
>> my son repeatedly about doing..
>>

>Sounds like this could be beyond the diagnostic abilities of the
>general home mechanic unfamiliar with Toyotas.
>Do you have a reputable local Dealer mechanic?
>They've got the computerized diagnostic tools and experience to
>(hopefully) avoid expensive replacement parts by "guessing" and follow
>one of the troubleshooting flow charts in the factory service manuals
>to isolate defective components.
>To my view, the labor rate would be offset by correct diagnostics.
>There are some fairly expensive components in the ignition circuits.
>Most all fuel and ignition functions are electronically contolled. A
>bit of voltage going the wrong way, blowing a fuse from "helpful"
>friends may not be simple to diagnose without expert assistance.
>Sorry. Hopefully they'll find something relatively inexpensive to
>repair.
>Once had a factory mechanic isolate a problem right down to the exact
>defective diode in a Cadillac alternator (rebuilt unit), so when
>you're facing something as involved as the symptoms you're describing,
>I'd go to the factory mechanics.


I'm going to make one more check on the car next weekend when I have
time. If the fuel pump isn't the source of the problem, I'll break the
car up and sell it for parts.

Thanks




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Old 19 Apr 2004, 05:21 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Your 96 has OBD-II system, by now it recorded a malfunction code, if you
have a code reader or a scan tool then use it to read registered error code,
otherwise, check Hynes manual for DLC access.

"Roger Rabbid" <obliterator@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:i15880d87cf77vvu1eorc5sc07oh9vjv92@4ax.com...
> On 19 Apr 2004 06:49:16 -0700, nospampls2002@yahoo.com (Daniel M.
> Dreifus) wrote:
>
> >Roger Rabbid <obliterator@comcast.net> wrote in message

news:<646680h2jv9oj8fucg3tpckefhmgivflp7@4ax.com>. ..
> >>
> >> off hand I can't tell you exactly what the fuse was for. I know it
> >> wasn't for the ecm, ignition, or fuel pump. It hasn't blown since I
> >> replaced it The kid who borrowed it apparently swapped some relays
> >> around under the hood thinking he might get lucky and swap a bad relay
> >> for a good one and make the car run. He may have caused the fuse to
> >> blow.. I'm really not sure since the kid has given me several
> >> conflicing stories about the car since it died.. this is the
> >> consequence of kids loaning their cars to friends... which I've warned
> >> my son repeatedly about doing..
> >>

> >Sounds like this could be beyond the diagnostic abilities of the
> >general home mechanic unfamiliar with Toyotas.
> >Do you have a reputable local Dealer mechanic?
> >They've got the computerized diagnostic tools and experience to
> >(hopefully) avoid expensive replacement parts by "guessing" and follow
> >one of the troubleshooting flow charts in the factory service manuals
> >to isolate defective components.
> >To my view, the labor rate would be offset by correct diagnostics.
> >There are some fairly expensive components in the ignition circuits.
> >Most all fuel and ignition functions are electronically contolled. A
> >bit of voltage going the wrong way, blowing a fuse from "helpful"
> >friends may not be simple to diagnose without expert assistance.
> >Sorry. Hopefully they'll find something relatively inexpensive to
> >repair.
> >Once had a factory mechanic isolate a problem right down to the exact
> >defective diode in a Cadillac alternator (rebuilt unit), so when
> >you're facing something as involved as the symptoms you're describing,
> >I'd go to the factory mechanics.

>
> I'm going to make one more check on the car next weekend when I have
> time. If the fuel pump isn't the source of the problem, I'll break the
> car up and sell it for parts.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>



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