[MR2] Ongoing problem, will not start, mk2T
chrissul at comporium.net
Tue Apr 13 21:30:53 EDT 2010
The starter can turn the motor over, though
From: "James" <seawa.anon at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 12:41 PM
To: <mr2 at mr2.com>
Subject: [MR2] Ongoing problem, will not start, mk2T
> For what it's worth, I second Kurt's advice below. I'll add however,
> that I HAVE had a catastrophic water pump failure - on an old Toyota
> Celica. I hadn't picked up on any leaks or unusual noise, until it
> tossed a belt and started overheating. I'd never seen a water pump
> fail like this before. the bearing had failed, the shaft was cocked
> over at an angle, and it was frozen solid.
> Another possibility might be that the starter solenoid failed and the
> the drive gear's still engaged. As Kurt suggested, once you've
> eleminated all the externals, it must be internal.
> Good luck and keep us posted.
>> From: Kurt Krueger <telek2 at verizon.net>
>> Water pump uses a centrifugal impeller. It's not likely to have a
>> range of motion like you experience. Oil pumps use gears to move
>> oil (at least most do). A broken tooth could behave like you observe.
>> If it were my engine, I'd continue like you did with the alternator.
>> Start eliminating
>> things that turn. Anything else turned by a belt, then distributor, then
>> the timing covers and deal with the timing belt (3rd gen does have a
>> timing belt,
>> I hope you find something. If you do all the above an it still won't
>> turn, you've got
>> something internal to the engine. Like a thrown rod.
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