My son's 1992 Paseo won't start. Do you think it has something to do with a jury-rigged alarm system from the previous owner? Can it be fixed to where the car starts again like it did?

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Asked by Aug 24, 2013 at 08:27 PM about the 1992 Toyota Paseo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We've had the car for almost two
years and everything ran well until
now. Please HELP!

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get a NEW battery~

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It has a new battery, still won't start.

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We dismantled alarm but the car won't start. Could it be the ignition coil?

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start with the basics...fuel pressure..got fuel pressure when you put the key to the ON position...power to the coil...do you have power to the coil yet?~

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Hmmm, if it ran for 2 years, why would the alarm system be suspect? Listen to the Judge, he speaks the truth.

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test power to the ignition coil...buy one of these cheap testers~

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I have fuel power but no ignition...

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power TO the ignition switch? power FROM the ignition switch...fuse for ignition? relay (maybe not, but worth investigating)~

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checking on an ignition relay...sometimes they have these...also there is an ASD relay that shuts everything down in the event of a collision~

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I have no power to the spark plug wires

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okay here's a vast smorgasbord of ignition related items...you could start checking for voltages with that fancy 5 dollar tester there~

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Thanks, Roy. I'm calling it quits for the evening. I'll get back to you later to let you know how it goes.

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'92...you still have a coil cap and rotor? test for 12 volts at the coil, please~

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Ok, and if I have 12 volts at the coil, that means it's bad and I need to replace it?

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no that means the high voltage circuit is hot~ the secondary has 40,000 volts...that one's not too easy to test...use a sparkplug to test it...if the secondary does not produce spark voltage...then would replace the coil~

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For your original question: Yes, it could. That's what catches attention here is "we dismantled alarm" so it was eliminated or re assembled. either way you might want to 'go there' and check wiring. A wire could have been left off or severed that is the culprit

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Thank you, David. We'll recheck on that.

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Yay! We fixed it! The problem was that the alarm had a switch located way up under the steering column and dash. When it was flipped up, the car turned over and works like a gem! Whomever installed the alarm system didn't do a very good job. It never worked when we bought the car, so we decided to just take it out. Thanks for all your help and suggestions!

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Distributor. Check it. A non working distributor will cause your car not to start. The fact that your sparks are getting no power points to a distributor that isnt functioning like it should.

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Great

What code would come up for a bad ecu. Mine just keeps blinking and never gives a code. It just keeps blinking when I do a dignostic test

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