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DISTRIBUTOR PROBLEM??????? HELP!

1994 Toyota Celica • 175,000 miles

OK. Here is a challenge for you.I have a 1994 Toyota Celica. It's issues are many, however, the one stumping my mechanic AND Toyota is the fact that t he computer has been replaced and the distributor THREE times has been replaced and the car still won't start on the first try for any long period of time. For about 24 hours it will start. After that it can take as long as 15 or 20 turns of the key. Then the engine turns on and the car runs. But then, the next day it MIGHT start on the first try, but then three hours later, it is back to the 5, 10, or 20 turns of the key for t he engine to turn over. It's frustrating all of us. The starting issue is inconsistent and there doesn't seem to be a pattern. The Toyota dealership has gone over all the electrical connections to the distributor and thought it was fixed, but today, its acting up again. PLEASE HELP!
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Caymangirl63
October 4, 2012.



So has the Celica problem been rectified?

KHLow2008
Oct 12, 2012.
. SEEMS SO DISTANT NOW.

LOL!

WELL. Caymangirl63, WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH IT?

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 12, 2012.
Well, KHLow2008 an Medevac, not only has the problem NOT been fixed, its gotten much worse. Now when you come to a stop sign, you STAY stopped until you try and start the engine again. The RPM indicator bounces up and down LOUDLY when bringing the car to a stop and the check engine light comes on briefly. I think this car is possesed! All this on top of the car not starting the first time. It was working fine in the cooler weather, but then summer returned and so did the car problem. I am suppose to take it back to the Toyota dealer Monday or Tuesday to have the old distibutor put back in because that obviously is NOT the problem! GRRRRRR! As much as they are probably tired of looking at this car, I think their curiosity is getting the best of them. They have put many hours into this car and have not charged me anything extra.
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Tiny
Caymangirl63
Oct 13, 2012.
WAY UP AT THE TOP---I ASKED YOU TO PERFORM 2 TESTS. SEPARATELY

ONE WHEN IT IS ACTING UP

THE OTHER THE NEXT TIME IT IS ACTING UP

.I DON'T MEAN TO PERFORM THE TESTS ON TRY 23 OF THE KEY----I MEAN LIKE ON TRY 4, BEFORE IT CRANKS UP ON IT'S OWN

IT DON'T MATTER IF YOU PUT 5 FUEL PUMPS ON IT OR 4 SETS OF SPARK PLUGS. AND HAD THE POPE BLESS IT

DURING YOUR CARS "STUBBORN PERIOD". SOMETHING IS MISSING. WE SORTA HAVE RULED OUT "COMPRESSION"

SO EITHER YOU HAVE A "LACK OF FUEL"

OR YOU HAVE A "LACK OF SPARK"

. FOR WHATEVER REASON.A SHORTING WIRE, A STOPPAGE, ALIENS, SNAKES, KAMOTO DRAGONS, ETC.

WITHOUT YOU DOING THE TESTS. AND GIVING US THE RESULTS

WE DON'T KNOW WHICH GHOST TO CHASE

. CAN YOU HELP US OUT?

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 13, 2012.
When it wont start try spraying starting fluid in the throttle body does it start then?

Cadieman
Oct 13, 2012.
I will attempt to try out all your suggestions this weekend, but I also feel I need some help in doing some of these things.I'm not a mechanic, so some of the request are going to be foreign. Let me see what I can come up with.

Tiny
Caymangirl63
Oct 13, 2012.
I'VE BEEN LOOKIN' THRU VIDEOS FOR JUST THE RIGHT ONE...SEEMS THERE ARE MORE MIS-USE VIDEOS FOR STARTER FLUID THAN THE CORRECT USE

OK---A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE CLOSE BY--A BIG WET TOWEL MIGHT EVEN BE BETTER FOR A TINY FLARE UP

IN THIS VIDEO--HE SHOOTS IT IN A PORT--THIS IS FINE, IF YOU HAVE A PORT.....TAKING THE BIG HOSE OFF (FROM THE AIR CLEANER) AND SHOOTING IN A 2 SECOND BURST...THEN SHOVE THE HOSE BACK ON (NO NEED TO TIGHTEN IT YET)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=064Ilsz8Fzg

OK CHECKING FOR SPARK---SEVERAL WAYS---I LIKE THE LITTLE LIGHT AS I LINKED YOU TO.....IN FACT I KEEP 2 ON HAND, THIS GIVES ME CONFIDENCE THAT THE BULB IS NOT BURNED OUT IN THE ONE I TRY 1ST

NO CHANCE OF BEING SHOCKED EITHER!

IT WILL TAKE TWO PERSONNEL--ONE TO CRANK--THE OTHER TO TEST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZceAZgZBn9E

THE ONLY THING THIS VIDEO LACKS IS THE GUY ACTUALLY TURNING THE ENGINE OVER....USING THE EXTRA SPARK PLUG IS HIS BEST METHOD

YOU MIGHT TRY THIS, JUST TO SEE HOW IT SHOULD WORK ON YOUR CAR WHEN IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING RIGHT....OR YOU CAN TRY IT ON ANOTHER VEHICLE

OR MY WAY--PULL THE PLUG WIRE OFF--INSTALL THIS LIGHT ON THE WIRE---PLUG IT BACK ON YOUR PLUG (IT'S BASICALLY A PLUG WIRE EXTENSION W/ A LIGHT INSIDE IT)

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_hands-free-in-line-ignition-spark-tester-s&g-tool-aid_22985359-p?searchTerm=ignition+tester

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 13, 2012.
Get the code again and see what code comes up.

KHLow2008
Oct 13, 2012.
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