My Toyota Rav4 will not run after doing quite a bit of repair on it, what else can i do to get it fixed?

50

Asked by Jul 27, 2014 at 01:05 PM about the 2001 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the crank sensor and cam sensor has been replaced, got a new ecm, its in time......what else could it be? it will crank a couple times and act like it will start but it wont! What more do we need to do????????? We need the vehicle running cause we have kids to take care of and somethin needs to be done fast and here soon!!!!!

16 Answers

Let's go to the very fundamentals..fuel and spark. Get a helper and one of you crank it while one sprays (just a little, not too much) starting fluid in to the intake, you can take the air filter out (preferably) or spray right through it and see if it runs for a few seconds. If so, it has a fuel rail with a fuel pressure test valve. Buy/rent/borrow a gauge and check fuel pressure. OK. No fuel pressure? Fuel pump, clogged filter maybe. If it does not run at all, ok, you have a new ecm...maybe the security system? The key and ecm are not communicating? Try another key? Scan for OBD codes even if CEL is not on..but you would not know that if it's not running, but sometimes there are codes stored anyway. Throwing wild guesses but just trying to help.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Please allow me do research, ok? What engine? 2.0 liter? Mileage? History you think may be relevant? The security anti-theft immobilizer disables the fuel delivery, not the ignition.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
50

45psi fuel pressure spark once when you crank it stop cranking then crank again one spark then no more

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
50

2.o engine 170300 miles

50

forgot to mention the fuel pump dosent kick in until u crank it and stop but leave key on the vehicle lost power when puling a hill befor it stop running completly

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I found out:.... Is the CEL on when you are cranking? No CEL means no power to ECM. I have a feeling you have checked fuses though.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
50

yes, the fuses and relays have been checked....would there be any hidden ignition relays

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Not to my knowledge. Sorry Jessy I'm running out of ideas. But still say scan OBD. Sure won't hurt

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
50

Would you know if the ecm has to be grounded

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
50

thank you

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I have been looking and came up empty. Yes it has to be grounded, I found out that much but looked at dozens of wiring diagrams and can't find where...through the connector harness or what

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
68,365

Weak spark,or no spark,check your coil,s.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
68,365

By replacing,the sensor,s that you replaced,crank and cam,have to ask sorry,was battery cable hooked up when you done this?I if so may have shorted coil, out.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
68,365

And yes ecm has to be grounded,all so,another reason to check your coil.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Hey man Thanks for the input. I was feeling helpless..

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Would you like to sell it?

Your Answer

RAV4

Looking for a Used RAV4 in your area?

CarGurus has 49,365 nationwide RAV4 listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Toyota RAV4 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,790
  • #2
    Robert Mitchell
    Reputation
    1,240
  • #3
    Mandy Crowe Johnson
    Reputation
    840
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
813 Great Deals out of 53,898 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Highlander
437 Great Deals out of 27,481 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Camry
1,044 Great Deals out of 72,992 listings starting at $295
Used Toyota 4Runner
288 Great Deals out of 21,666 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Corolla
873 Great Deals out of 55,987 listings starting at $1,488
Used Ford Escape
992 Great Deals out of 87,866 listings starting at $1,088
Used Subaru Forester
415 Great Deals out of 34,072 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord
1,087 Great Deals out of 60,852 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Tacoma
619 Great Deals out of 42,245 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
792 Great Deals out of 72,317 listings starting at $1,350

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
5,043 listings starting at $22,667
2017 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 22,439 listings starting at $17,900
2016 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
101 Great Deals out of 2,656 listings starting at $14,850
2015 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
134 Great Deals out of 5,490 listings starting at $12,987
2014 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
196 Great Deals out of 5,038 listings starting at $11,880

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.