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Cranks but no start

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Greg Hanson, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Greg Hanson

    Greg Hanson FEOA Member

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    my 95 with the 1.9 cranks but does not start. I found a video talking about the blue wire from ignition switch. So I'm gonna try that.
    I had a draw and un hooked the battery for a long time. At one point thought the draw could have been just a loose positive cable to terminal thing but still unplugged it so it wouldn't die.
    I just added the 40 dollar Riley's ac charge and it started blowing super cold .i doubt it has to do with the issue but when I run it and turn car off I can hear a blowing noise.

    Any electrical advice is appreachiated.
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    If you didnt find out what the electrical draw was, maybe its the reason you hear a blowing noise; like a circuit from the ignition switch that is letting the HVAC blower run. Or is it the radiator fan that is running? That might be caused by a bad relay inside the box under the hood that is between the battery and the air filter housing.
  3. Greg Hanson

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    I will keep you guys in the loop .
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    Just throwing it out there, but it could be the timing belt.
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  5. Greg Hanson

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    So when I turn key I can hear the fuel pump relay so I'm ruling that out. But when battery is hooked up the hazards stay on with key in aux and even with no key in at all. Has anyone ever heard of this . Maybe it is like the flashing check engine light on obd2 which means a serious issue is there ? I'm gonna see if I can pull the engine codes next.
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    If the hazard lights (flashers) are blinking, that would be independent of the ignition key either being in or turned on. It could be the flashers control button is on when it should be off, or that there is some kind of a circuit failure for the flashers.

    Also, as far as I know, the flashers arent connected to the check engine light circuit either. A flashing check engine light may occur, but it would not be driving the hazard flashers.

    I would wonder if the car had gotten a burglar alarm system installed, and which is triggering the hazard flashers. We inherited a 2001 Toyota Corolla from a brother-in-law, but it came with only one dongle that no longer worked to lock or unlock the doors. I disconnected the battery during the several weeks it took us to get a title for it. When I would reconnect the battery, the horn would toot repeatedly and the running lights would flash - for about a minute or two. Once we connected the battery up and left it connected, it stopped doing that.
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    This is one of the easiest cars to change a timing belt on. Don't take my word for it! Watch a bunch of YouTube videos on how to change a timing belt on various cars, then watch one specific to a 1991-1996 Escort with a 1.9L engine.
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    So I found out there is no spark and coil seems to be fine.
    Can someone measure voltage on the 3 wire connector from the Edis to the coil and tell me what you get?
    On mine the outer wires are at 4.5 volts and the middle one just go's crazy.
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    As for the codes I used the jumper wire and saw the blinks but since the battery has been unplugged so many times I don't think they are going to be accurate.
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    Maybe I'll just order all data and see if I can get some more info.
    It does seem like at least 1 of the 3 wires from the Edis should be at 12 volts right?
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    A friend helped me big time. It was just a bad edis ground near the battery.
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