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just another crank no start 99 corolla

Hello and thanks to all for making this site happen. my 1999 corolla lx with 108k miles will not start from one day to the next,prior to this the car ran excellent. Thus far i have tested all aspects of the fuel system from pump to injectors i tested the entire ignition system everything relating to fuel and spark fall within values acording to what is stated in the manual.Of course i could not test the fuel volume but there is no problem with fuel delivery. Everytime i rotate the crank manually the pistons are correct and TDC lines up when and where it is supposed to, however when i do a crank vacuum test the needle does not move. if the chain "jumped" a tooth wont the car start but run very poorly? will a compression test determine if chain is stretched? even though removing the valve cover is relatively easy i don't want to remove it yet, also i tested the crank position sensor and the map sensor and they are good.Please any suggestions would be very appreciated as this is my only car. please pardon the grammatical errors my lap top keyboard is in need of repair.
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Hello and thanks to all for making this site happen. my 1999 corolla lx with 108k miles will not start from one day to the next,prior to this the car ran excellent. Thus far i have tested all aspects of the fuel system from pump to injectors i tested the entire ignition system everything relating to fuel and spark fall within values acording to what is stated in the manual.Of course i could not test the fuel volume but there is no problem with fuel delivery. Everytime i rotate the crank manually the pistons are correct and TDC lines up when and where it is supposed to, however when i do a crank vacuum test the needle does not move. if the chain "jumped" a tooth wont the car start but run very poorly? will a compression test determine if chain is stretched? even though removing the valve cover is relatively easy i don't want to remove it yet, also i tested the crank position sensor and the map sensor and they are good.Please any suggestions would be very appreciated as this is my only car. please pardon the grammatical errors my lap top keyboard is in need of repair.
Has any work been done on this car recently? Is there a remote start/security system installed?

How did you test the fuel system? How did you test the fuel injectors?

Anyway.... Do a Compression test... Period.... Find out what is going on....If you have properly tested all other systems, it leaves very little else....


Don't yet be concerned if your chain "jumped" a tooth... the chances of that are very remote, unless some human gets in there and starts working past his/her experience level....

1999 Corolla LE-Paid $475 -Replaced Eng and sold
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So the issue is at times it will just crank and not start?
At this time you have fuel, air and spark?
Id run a compression test but A leakdown test may be in order.

You say one day it runs and some days it doesnt? What are the common variables? Is it after its been driven a while or sitting overnight or what. Do you get a CEL?
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Thanks for the replies. The car does not start it only cranks. The car has not had any recent work done to it. I do not have a remote/ security system. I ran the tests as directed from the haynes manual with my fluke dvm and fuel gauge and vacuum gauge, to much detail to write here. The cars pri and secndary ignition sys is ok. as well as the fuel sys. There is no check eng light on although the light works. I am going to do a compression test i dont have access to my compressor to do a leak down test. If the car had an alarm sys could it have a so called "kill" switch and cause a no start problem? Again prior to the day that it stopped starting the car ran good no hesitation, no engine noise,fuel economy was good plenty of power for all that a 4cly is worth and so on. so in closing i see spark i see fuel and tdc lines up still no start. In a couple of days i will preform the compression test and see what it shows. Thanks again.
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Thanks for the replies. The car does not start it only cranks. The car has not had any recent work done to it. I do not have a remote/ security system. I ran the tests as directed from the haynes manual with my fluke dvm and fuel gauge and vacuum gauge, to much detail to write here. The cars pri and secndary ignition sys is ok. as well as the fuel sys. There is no check eng light on although the light works. I am going to do a compression test i dont have access to my compressor to do a leak down test. If the car had an alarm sys could it have a so called "kill" switch and cause a no start problem? Again prior to the day that it stopped starting the car ran good no hesitation, no engine noise,fuel economy was good plenty of power for all that a 4cly is worth and so on. so in closing i see spark i see fuel and tdc lines up still no start. In a couple of days i will preform the compression test and see what it shows. Thanks again.



I have the same issue I guess. However mine seems to only (click once) when cranking it, and then if i turn the steering wheel a couple degrees L or R, It works perfectly. And then It seemingly is perfect.

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