timebuilder said:Let's review.
It started, ran, and quit.
It will start again, and then quit again.
I would begin by pulling codes.
Have you ever changed the fuel filter?
Unco said:try reconnecting the plug going into your AFM, it could have come lose and if there's no connection the engine will start but it won't accelerate and it won't keep running for long, which is what you're describing.
it's the one near your air filter.
you would have had a lot of fun with my celica. it is the opposite of everything related to "usually".timebuilder said:If the car still starts sometimes, I'd have doubts about the problem being a bad igniter. Usually they fail 100% and never come back.
Just went outside to try it and it still wouldnt start or run. I will try to check for power tomorrow. ThanksDoctor J said:Put Jumper (paper clip) between B+ and Fp terminals inside the diag. box. Try to start the car after that.If it starts and keeps running, check the items suggested above. If the car does not start, make sure that power is coming to the fuel pump.
Click on the link for the car (top link)
Scroll down to "EFI"
Scroll to page 23 of the pdf file.
In the same online manual, there is a process for checking fuel pressure. I always check fuel volume as well, looking for a minimum of one pint of fuel pumped in a maximum of 30 seconds.
Do you have a consistent, strong spark? Also I for got to mention that I think I need a new starter because sometimes I can hear the relay clicking but the starter doesnt turn over. So I have to push in the clutch a couple times before it turns over. This only happened a couple times in the last 2 months, but today its happening every time I try to start it. Could this be a relay issue or just another problem, is there more then 1 circuit runing through the relay?
Read some of the posts here on the site in the general camry discussion and the Gen 1&2 forums concerning starting and running.