Mechanics

'87 WONT START WHEN COLD/DAMP.

1987 Toyota Van

Engine Mechanical problem
1987 Toyota Van 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 190000 miles

hey guys, i have a 1987 toyota van that has started up with little to no effort (almost so easy all you'd have to do is think about starting it and it would start) in warm/dry weather.
recently it has been getting fairly cold and damp with temps ranging from low 30's to upper 40's. the first cold day it had a little bit of trouble getting going but it eventually started. the second day it didnt want to start at all.
i have replaced a worn distributor rotor but not the cap/wire/plugs as of yet and heres why.
i pulle a plug to test for spark after changing the rotor and it had a firm spark.
there was also gas getting to the engine because i could smell it and see it coming from the plug hole when i tested for spark, but whether thats the correct amount of fuel or not i have no clue except that it used to start just fine.

here is a youtube video i took of the problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kNYjPecZ6c
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DonSmall
October 14, 2009.



Lets see if ECU can shed some light locate Diagnostic connector DTC see diagram put jumper wire from term. T to E1 paper clip works. Key on no start check engine light will flash. so flash pause flash pause etc is code 1. see diagram. post results will advise. You may want to replace Dist cap they are easily effected by moisture.


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Docfixit
Oct 14, 2009.
Hehe hey man im sorry but you kind of just confused the hell out of me just now. Can you please provide more detailed instructions?

Tiny
DonSmall
Oct 14, 2009.