93 Camry 4cyl Starting Problem

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Old 05 Mar 2005, 10:36 pm   #1 (permalink)
cambo
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Default 93 Camry 4cyl Starting Problem

Car normally runs fine. Then at any time it will crank but not fire.
This happens at intervlas of perhaps one month at a time. If you leave
the car for half an hour or so it will normally start again. Today it
took 2 hours and a tow home to get it going again.

Any help please!

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Old 06 Mar 2005, 07:54 am   #2 (permalink)
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cambo wrote:
> Car normally runs fine. Then at any time it will crank but not fire.
> This happens at intervlas of perhaps one month at a time. If you leave
> the car for half an hour or so it will normally start again. Today it
> took 2 hours and a tow home to get it going again.
>
> Any help please!
>
> Cheers
>
> Cambo


Have you checked the basics: fuel pressure and secondary ignition?
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Old 06 Mar 2005, 08:36 am   #3 (permalink)
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Does it happen when hemid or after a rain and after driven a bit, it
could be the coil

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Old 08 Mar 2005, 12:05 am   #4 (permalink)
Nigel Wood
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I had exactly the same symptoms with my 93 camry for a year or so
until I traced it down. While your problem may have a more ordinary
solution, you might check this out. When your car is running, I don't
think that the engine check light is lit but despite this there MAY be
an error code stored in the ECU from the no-start events. If you get
the instructions on reading this error code (from searching this
group, say) and the error code is 12 (No G or NE signal upon engine
cranking) then you have my problem. I now believe it is caused by an
intermittent poor contact in the plug/socket for these signals on the
distributor body. To prove this in your case (this seems to work for
me) next time the car wont start, turn off the ignition, open the
bonnet and do nothing but give the plug/socket on the distributor a
good shaking. Now try to start the car. If is does start then you have
solved the problem. I have not fixed the problem. I just shake the
connection when it wont start (about 1/year).

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Old 09 Mar 2005, 02:32 am   #5 (permalink)
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whitewood7b_05@hotmail.com (Nigel Wood) wrote in message news:<229da27a.0503072205.72c3b6f3@posting.google. com>...
> I had exactly the same symptoms with my 93 camry for a year or so
> until I traced it down. While your problem may have a more ordinary
> solution, you might check this out. When your car is running, I don't
> think that the engine check light is lit but despite this there MAY be
> an error code stored in the ECU from the no-start events. If you get
> the instructions on reading this error code (from searching this
> group, say) and the error code is 12 (No G or NE signal upon engine
> cranking) then you have my problem. I now believe it is caused by an
> intermittent poor contact in the plug/socket for these signals on the
> distributor body. To prove this in your case (this seems to work for
> me) next time the car wont start, turn off the ignition, open the
> bonnet and do nothing but give the plug/socket on the distributor a
> good shaking. Now try to start the car. If is does start then you have
> solved the problem. I have not fixed the problem. I just shake the
> connection when it wont start (about 1/year).
>
> Good luck



Thanks so much.. I suspect it would be something similar. I will check
the error codes this week.
Thanks

C.
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