Why won't my 2001 Toyota Camry Start? Could it have jumped time?

Asked by Aug 22, 2015 at 09:25 PM about the 2001 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car was running fine and just
died on the highway. Towed it home
and had it coded. The Cam Positon
Sensor was bad, so I replaced it. The
car continuously cranks but will not
start. I verified that each and every
spark plug was working properly, by
removing it from the motor,
reattaching it to the wire and laying it
across the engine mount. My friend
tried starting the car, I saw spark and
smelled gas in each of the Pistons 1-
4. Engine only rotates and car will
not start. Any suggestions? My
theory is timing belt slipped and cry
is out of time.,,,

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Run a compression test. If all cylinders test low or zero it's jumped timing. HTH. -Jim

You might want to check engine oil for gas contamination. Compression test is excellent advice. You might also consider removing timing belt cover and inspect the belt and see if timing marks are lined up.

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