Why won't my 1997 4Runner start after I rolled it?

Asked by Feb 05, 2013 at 05:03 PM about the 1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I rolled my 4Runner onto it's left side where it remained for about 2 hrs. and now it won't start. Batt is strong, engine motors freely, the plugs are new and clean, I verified a good strong spark, air filter and fuel filter are new, the fuel pump runs when voltage is applied, the circuit opening relay and relay under the hood (which I can't remember the name of) both check good as does the voltage and ground supply for these relays and the tank is full of fuel.

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96,205

Try some starting fluid to see if it needs spark or fuel.

I should have mentioned that, of course, the tank is full and that I did try spraying startin fluid into the intake while motoring the engine with the starter, no help. I thought spraying the fluid through the MAF may have damaged it, so I installed a new one and tried again (without spraying anything through the intake) and had the same results. Whether I spray fluid or not, and whether it has a new MAF, the result is the same. The engine just spins and dosen't even cough or act in any way as if it has any sort of combustible fuid in the cylinders at all.

20,015

check toyota forums,it may have a safety shutdown somewhere like the ford cars

Matter of fact it does have a fuel shut off valve. http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/login?....fill out prompts and you will get all kinds of info

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