my 1985 toyota camry died when i pulled into a gas station. it turns over, its not the fuel pump or plugs, but its not getting a sprk. What could it be???

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Asked by Dec 22, 2013 at 05:59 PM

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...or an undervoltage condition is causing the relays to drop out...test the voltage at the relay panel for ground connection...refresh the ground connection by wirebrushing the lug at the end of the battery cable...the place that it bolts to to establish solid ground to all components...with your NEW battery if it's older than five years old~

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timing belt may have slipped a tooth~------ http://www.carpartswarehouse.com/addtocart/1985_Toyota/Camry/Timing_B elt_Kit/58-80396.html

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Of course the cam sensor would be sparkin' at the wrong time=kaput~

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pull the timing cover off and look at the timing marks~ not sure if you have the DOHC model...if this drawing makes any sense~

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thank you roy

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it was the mode of failure that tipped us off here...anyone who's had a timing belt fail suddenly knows what this is....sometimes it's the driver not handling that rubber band with "kid gloves" respect for the machinery especially subarus with twin-timing belts (back in the day) and Honda's owned by a kid who was taking it to 7000 rpm NO load...torturing the thing with harmonics...wraw..wraw wraw...timing belts hate that~

from yahoo answers:~ you're good to go. all the engines (save the diesel) on this platform are non-interference type.

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