I am having problems with a toyota corolla '95. When i turn the ignition it cranks and doesn't die out but it wont start. I tried jumping the car but it still will not start. I have tried applying the gas pedal.

What are the possible causes for this and how can i further diagnose the car?

  • Does it act like it wants to start, but doesn't quite get there? Feb 17, 2015 at 23:04
  • Could be a bad fuel pump. However you should also check you are getting proper spark as well.
    – Mnc123
    Feb 18, 2015 at 0:02
  • And which engine does your car have? Feb 19, 2015 at 1:51

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The two big categories for cranks but failure to start are

1) no fuel

2) no spark

Things to check for no fuel: a) out of gas, b)bad fuel pump, c) clogged fuel filter

Things to check for no spark: a) see if you have any spark...lots of websites and videos about this b) bad pickup sensor in ignition system c) bad timing

Without personally looking at your car, I can't give you more specific advice.

  • actually I have figured it out. It was distributors cap. Thanks for your help
    – Xitcod13
    Feb 23, 2015 at 21:21
  • As a side note, an extremely common issue with that generation is the IAC valve or throttle body itself.
    – cloudnyn3
    Sep 29, 2016 at 16:30

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