View Full Version : car wont start or crank, help!!!

10-09-2010, 06:40 PM
First off this 95 celica with a 2nd gen 3sgte from a alltrac. The car is not stock
it has a precision sc6152E turbo kit and its running on a power fc (3rd gen) plus supporting mods. The power fc was installed and tune by ATS. The car ran fine for the first 3 days, until Wednesday night when the car just turned off. The car was on WOT when it just died. we pushed it into a parking lot to check if anything was wrong, nothing was leaking, the oil and water level was fine, the plugs were still on tight, everything looked fine. we tried starting it and wont do anything, the starter just makes a clicking noise. So we change the battery , and still it wont start, checked for grounds and all of them seem tight, but it still wouldn't start, changed the starter, and still nothing!!!. we tried to push start the car but it still wont start. So guys, any help would be appreciated. thanks

10-09-2010, 07:44 PM
check your basics. does the motor turn over would be the first thing. IE when you push start it does it lock up the wheels or just not start?
if it locks the wheels = blown motor, locked up
if it just chugs along = check for spark and fuel

10-09-2010, 08:09 PM
what if iam able to turn the crank pulley with a ratchet does it mean its locked?
well how can i check for spark if the car wont crank? the fuel pump turns on when you put the key in. All the car does is "click" ''click" from the starter

10-09-2010, 09:49 PM
yes, try to turn the motor via the crank pully bolt. If it turns ok then the trouble is electrical. If not....rebuild time.

10-10-2010, 01:09 AM
Ok, change the IFE relay and it cranks and turns, but no fuel!

10-10-2010, 06:10 PM
check the fuel pressure.

10-15-2010, 11:50 PM
Mechanic says, we have good fuel pressure, but that the injectors will not realease the fuel... any ideas? and for some reason each time he moves around the distributors the fuel pump seems to turn on again... (we think its a short circuit some where)
any suggestions?