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merseyman58

Avensis Will Not Start

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Hi,

I have a Toyota Avensis 1.8 GS 2001 plate with a petrol engine and this morning the car wouldn't start.

The symptoms are:

Turning the ignition switch ON the indicators for Doors, Battery, Oil, and Hand Brake illuminate and the ABS indicator comes of for a couple of seconds before going out. I cannot here any noise from the fan(s) in the engine compartment but I can't remember if this is normal?

When I advance the ignition switch the starter motor turns the engine over but it does not 'fire'. I've left the car alone for a few hours incase the carbs are flooded but no joy.

The Battery is only 12 months old and the green neon indicates that it is healthy. I checked the fuse and relay compartment but all looks good, apart from the fact I saw a pile of ants crawling around in there and I'm wondering if they could have caused any damage?

Any help would be appreciated,

thanks

Ken

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what about pump unit in the tank? does it work when cranked the engine?

check with respective fuse.

regards

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Hi -

Thanks for replying. I checked all the fuses which I thought may cause the problem as per page 309 of the owners manual but all are OK. I'm thinking that it could be a problem with a relay switch but I don't know which one or how I can test it. Looks like I'll have to get it towed to a garage and see what they can come up with.

thanks again,

Ken

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Mechanic reckons it's the fuel pump and Toyota want 700 Euro's just to supply one, so I'm looking on e-bay.........

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