1994 Toyota celica won't start ran fine this morning. Need help please.

Asked by Dec 20, 2013 at 08:26 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove to work this morning and it
was fine. When I left work and was
on my way to pick up my kid it felt
like my car was jumping almost like
my trans was slipping. I got to my
son and shut it off to get him. When
to leave and had to really crank on it
to get it started. When it finally
started in started ran rough and died.
Got it started and kept it running my
giving it gas. Put it in reverse and
backed up. Put it in first gear and let
off clutch and pressed gas and
stalled. Very hard to get started
again. Just cranked and cranked.
When I got it started it ran to end of
road and died again. I managed to
get it into a parking lot where I had to
leave it. At this point it won't start at
all. It just cranks like it is trying to
start. I am getting gas to injectors
and when I was able to get it started
it sounds like it was running okay.
Not like it was misfiring. Any ideas?
Possibly timing belt? Distributor?
Fuse?  It's got 190k on it. Timing was
changed at 60k according to label.
Any help would be greatly

1 Answer

take the timing cover off and align the timing marks...the tensioner was not tightened properly and she jumped a tooth~ check the operation of the tensioner put it right and cinch it down~

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