1991 Toyota Camry won't start

Jeff Mayhugh

Asked by Apr 11, 2016 at 12:05 AM about the 1991 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi I have a 1991 Toyota Camry let was running fine,I was
driving along and its sputtering like running out of gas and
died.pulled it home checked to make sure it's getting fuel
it is and checked for fire at the plugs got spark as well but
still won't start just cranks over

1 Answer


You may have a broken timing belt. Pull a plug and put a compression gauge in the plug hole. Have someone crank it over and see if you get any compression reading. If no compression, the timing belt has broken. If you don't have a compression gauge, just pull the plug and jam a wine cork in the hole. When someone hits the key, it should blow the cork out. You won't be able to get a compression reading, but you will know if the pistons are moving if the cork blows out. Keep us posted.

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