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STRONG CRANK BUT NO START

1985 Toyota Supra

Electrical problem
1985 Toyota Supra 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

Car was driving fine until all of a sudden, it appeared to slow down. It then stalled and now it will crank but not start. While cranking, the engine seems to want to start but it doesn't. After cranking, there is a strong fuel odor. Changed spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Same thing. Pulled a plug wire and grounded it and seen a slow yellowish spark. There seems to be a longer than expected pause between sparks. Toyota says it's the igniter with a very hefty price tag. Looking for the 2carpros opinion. Please let me know what to check and how to check it to find the problem.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
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Justdon
July 24, 2010.



Hi justdon, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Check and test the ignition coil primary and secondary winding resistances and distributor pick-up coil-if both okay and wiring think! Ignitor

Rasmataz
Jul 25, 2010.