I have an 88-89 corolla that seems to just develop problems one morning for work, ive changed alternator, starter motor, distributor, carburetor, spark plugs and wires, oil pressure sw, water pump, battery, seals and radiator in the past since ive owned the car. Ive noticed since ive had it the chck engine light never came on at ignition, or any other way/ time, checked the bulb and its ok, the low fuel light used to come on then stopped ( just some history on the car). Now that morning two days ago the car started as normal on a single short crank, it idled really low so I left it to build, then it died, tried starting it again and it took about 10 min to start with a whole lot of cranking and gas pedal coaxing. When it started it idled high and stalled below 1.7rpms. So I being a diyer took the carb down cleaned and rebuilt it. Started little easier, but the rpm problem was still there, so I swapped out carbs and the car started fine and idled where it should be for like half of that entire day then I went and reved it high and the problem returned with the swapped carb.I then decided to put the rebuilt carb back in with hopes of things changing. But it was the same the car can only idle at 2k rpms anything lower and it stalls it will rev and everything but not idle below 2k and takes forever to start, now the battery light at ignition doesnt come on but it seems as tho the alternater is charging the battery. Then while having the car on I notice the heating gauge went up and the fans never came on, the car is equipped with a vaccum gauge which before the problem read 19 in/hg and fuel/air ratio gauge which read 15.7 to 17.4 while driving, tried unpluging the alternator to see if that was causing the issue but that didnt change the problem, the exhaust fumes burns my eyes but there is no smoke from the exhaust. Tried jumping the T and E1 connectors in the diagnosis box but check light didnt flash because it doesnt come on at all. Plz if you can help me. Because I really need my car to stay employed.
thanks again in advance
Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 1:33 AM