Inspection Procedure 9: Engine Does Not Revolve Up


  • Failure is possibly caused by failed electronic-control throttle valve system, fuel system, or ignition system, and so on.


  • Failed ignition system
  • Failed fuel system
  • Failed electronic control throttle valve system
  • Timing chain in out of place
  • Failed CVT <CVT>
  • Failed the engine-ECU


note To protect the CVT, the CVT-ECU outputs, into the engine-ECU, the request signal to reduce the engine torque according to the operation condition. Based on the signal, the engine-ECU closes the throttle valve, retards the ignition or carries out fuel cut. At that time, the engine output seems to temporarily reduce, but there is no malfunction.

STEP 1. M.U.T.-III diagnosis code

Q. Is diagnosis code set?

Inspection chart for diagnosis code (Refer to ).
Go to Step 3 <M/T>. Go to Step 2 <CVT>.

STEP 2. M.U.T.-III diagnosis code

note When the CVT has a malfunction, the CVT-ECU might output the request signal of reducing the engine torque in order to protect the CVT.

  • Confirm whether the diagnosis codes are output from CVT-ECU.

Q. Is the diagnosis code for the CVT system set?

Check for CVT System (Refer to GROUP 23A - Troubleshooting - Diagnosis Code Chart ).
Go to Step 3 .

STEP 3. M.U.T.-III data list

  • Refer to Data List Reference Table .

  1. Item 11: Accelerator pedal position sensor (main)
  2. Item 12: Accelerator pedal position sensor (sub)
  3. Item 13: Throttle position sensor (main)
  4. Item 15: Throttle position sensor (sub)

Q. Are the check results normal?

Go to Step 4 .
Perform the diagnosis code classified check procedure for the sensor that has shown an abnormal data value (Refer to Inspection Chart for Diagnosis Code ).

STEP 4. Check timing mark on the timing chain.

Q. Is the check result normal?

Go to Step 5 .
Align the timing marks.

STEP 5. Visual check of ignition spark.

  • Remove the spark plug and install it to the ignition coil.
  • Connect the ignition coil connector.
  • Remove all injector connector.
  • At the engine start, check each spark plug produces a spark.

Q. Is the check result normal?

Go to Step 7 .
Go to Step 6 .

STEP 6. Check spark plug.

  • Check spark plug (Refer to GROUP 16 - Ignition System - On-vehicle Service - Spark Plug Check and Cleaning ).

Q. Is the check result normal?

Check ignition circuit system (Refer to Inspection Procedure 22 ).
Replace the spark plug.

STEP 7. Fuel pressure measurement.

  • Fuel pressure measurement (Refer to Fuel Pressure Test ).

Q. Is the check result normal?

Replace the engine-ECU.