You have a 92 Camry with a four cylinder and The car turns over but acts like there is no gas What would cause this?
When an engine turns over but won't start always check the basic 3 to start troubleshooting: Fuel, Ignition and Compression. Make certain that you have fuel to the injectors or carb. (I think a 92 Camry is injected) You can verify that fuel is present at the injectors by checking the pressure at the fuel pressure test port. Next, check the spark. Pull a spark plug wire and see if your car is making a spark when you crank it. Last, Check the compression. Mark all spark plug wires by cylinder number, pull all spark plugs and use the compression gague to test the pressure.
White smoke from a tailpipe is caused then coolant and oil are mixed together. Typically, this is caused by either a cracked block, cracked cylinder head, blown headgasket. Have engine diagnosed at a shop of your choice. It is not a cheap fix but driving like this for long periods of time will cause engine to overheat and cause more problems than you would like.
depending on how 'bad' it is, it would cause your car not to start.... otherwise you would have an intermettinet miss and wouldn't always be the same cylinder. with a multimeter you can check the condition of the distributor.... If it is an intermittent no start condition.... I would look at the fuel pressure and the injector.
I have a 96 Camry, V-6, 1MZ-FE engine. Excellent running cars! I recommend that you do to Auto Zone or PepBoys and purchase a Haynes automotive book for your particular camry. I have for mine and it does cover the 4 cylinder and the V-6. It will give you all the steps with pics and torque specs. Other wise we would have to be live to go step by step. Good luck and let me…