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I just finished putting a head gasket in a friends 85 4 runner (22re). It will turn over and start, but won't stay running. I thought the timing was off and turned the distributor one tooth ahead and it started. But it won't stay running. We may have some vacume lines hooked up wrong, would that cause this. Any ideas?? Things to double check??
 

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Friend bought a rebuilt 22re and could'nt get it to run....after checking everything I mean EVERYTHING... We found that the person who rebuilt this engine had managed to put the camshaft in 180 degrees off causing the engine to never start no matter where the distributor was turned. It's fixed now, And if an "experienced mechanic" can make that mistake it must be semi-common.It's worth checking out if you are stumped and everything else is set right....

[ 10-06-2001: Message edited by: Badazz4Runner ]

[ 10-06-2001: Message edited by: Badazz4Runner ]
 

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I know if you have a Air Flow meter not hooked up or a bad wire in the harness it will start and die. The harness is common to break where it lays on the lower intake chamber..
 

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If you suspect a fuel cutoff problem with the air flow meter (bad connection, disconnected, broken) you can always manuallay jump the fuel pump using the connector on the driver side fender.

Jay
 

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I would say that cam timing is the most likely culprit, especially since changing ignition timing got it to kick over. You have got to recheck those crank and cam timing marks. Good luck.
 

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im sure he doesnt want a non running 4 runner, ill take it off his hands for him
j/k, good luck
 

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First I would verify that I was losing fuel, if you can't find the fuel pump test lead, get some help to work the key and spray some carb cleaner into it. If you still don't have any luck, I afraid your stuck with tearing it back down. <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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if you have spark and fuel and the timing is anywhere close to being right you are going to get something...unless the cam is not timed with the bottom end,especially if it is 180 degrees off. I went through this already,The only way I figured it out without tearing down the engine was to simply pull the valve cover off of one that was running....AH HA the cam did not line up with other engine at top dead center on compression stroke,pulled #1 spark plug to verify. Check...I was glad I did.
 

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Well, we figured it out with Chris Geigers help. It is definitely the first cylinder not firing. So we checked spark and fuel on it and they are both there. Finally we bought a compression guage and sure enough, # 1 only has 90 lbs vs the 180 the rest have. There must be a crack in the block since there is still water getting into the oil after the new headgasket. So it wasn't timeing or fuel or spark. I learned somthing, always compression check before changing the head gasket.
 

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It was my 4Rnr that Greg was working on. Greg, many thanks for all your work and also thanks to Sonya for the wonderful meals that she prepared for us. I guess there won't be any 'wheeling for me this coming weekend... <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 
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