Originally Posted by Grumble_b
Okay so action steps are:
1. Read code using paper clip to connect to 10 and ground
2. Open oil cap on engine to see if exhaust cam is spinning
3. Pull spark plug and see if it's wet
Thanks for your help and suggestions guys
I agree with the timing belt possible being the problem. If the cam DOES turn when the engine is cranked then it is likely a problem with the ignition or fuel system.
4. Check for spark
4.1 remove one spark plug wire
4.2 insert screw driver into the boot on the end of the wire so that it contact the electricals inside
4.3 ground the screw driver to the engine somewhere
4.4 have someone crank the engine, watch for spark between the screw driver and the grounding point
4.5 repeat on the other 3 cylinders
If you don't have spark first thing to check on a 1.6L engine is the ignitors. Someone else will have to help you with that as I have a 1.8L, no external ignitors.
5. Check for fuel
5.1 remove the rear fuel line where it attaches at the fender (this is the return line)
5.2 hold it near some kind of container and turn the key to the on position (not start)
5.3 you should get pretty good flow, probably about 1/3 of a gatorade bottle in 10 sec.
5.4 repeat with a set of vise grips clamped onto the hose enough to pinch it down, but not enough to close it off completely.
5.5 repeat bottle test
If you don't get very good flow you probably have a fubar fuel filter and/or pump
If you have no flow you have a dead fuel pump, or the switch in the AFM is broken so you arn't getting power to the pump.
6.0 If there is no fuel
6.1 take the rear carpet out
6.2 pull the inspection plate on the rear deck
6.3 unplug the fuel pump
6.4 insert two piece of wire into the chassis side of the connector and connect those to a multimeter
6.5 turn the key to the on position and see if you are getting 12V
If you get 12V at the pump then your pump is toast (provided you got no flow in the previous test)
If you do not get 12V then you have a blown fuse, or a bad AFM fuel pump switch.