so in the past two days i've gone from a person who scared of things automotive because he is extremely ignorant of them, to a person to who is interested by things automotive (probably because i am now slightly less ignorant of them).
so, the situation with my 92 Toyota, v4, automatic, 175,000 miles:
still hasn't started, and feel like the battery is getting drained from trying to so often. can't move it into the garage (out of snowy cold) until this weekend-- when i will have enough manpower to push it up the driveway.
i've removed the spark plug wires and spark plugs. after a about 2 hours of knee-strain i was finally able to fish out a half-disintegrated-looking rubber washer.
it has been six months since the spark plugs were tampered with by an overzealous uncle.
right now i'm tryting to figure out whether spending 40-60 bucks on a spark-plug wire set will be worth a try.
i have been told that the low-level of coolant in the reservoir (which has now been filled), is not a problem.
carlos- thanks for the suggstion. i'd be willing to try a fuel injector cleaner, but i'm not sure if it will do anything if my car does even start.
i'll keep posting, since this is the only forum that seems to be read. as usual all suggestions are appreciated.