1989 Toyota Corolla distributor problem

Tiny
DIEMAR
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  • 1989 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES
Hi I would really appreciate if you guy can help me.
i have a 1989 toyota coupe and the millage was about 114000, as a daily basis open my hood and check for peoblem and yeah there was a spark comming just on the surface on the distributor where the wires were, I am not really sure if it was a spark plug/distributor problems or which need a replacement. It started about two days ago and I dont know to do please help.
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Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 AT 12:19 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Replace the cap, rotor and leads, this is a common problem, the cap will have a crack in it, and the voltage is tracking along the crack to earth.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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Hi do I still need to replace the distributor wire

thanks.
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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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Hi there, if they have not been changed in a long time I would be doing these as well, but if they are newish don't bother.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 AT 6:54 AM

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