1993 Toyota Corolla Low idle power

Tiny
ABHITA
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  • 1993 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 180,000 MILES
Hi there.I don't know why my car misses sometimes and the idle power decreases alot. Sort of like a jerking. I have changed all spark plugs and the bougi cords and it was fine but after a week the problem still persists now and then. Please help me as I really need a solution

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Abhita
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 4:45 AM

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Tiny
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Get the engine compression check and the fuel pressure check thencome back with the readings so I can decide what direction to take.
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 5:26 AM
Tiny
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Hi there. Thank u for your advice but I found the problem was a dead spark plug. I do have another problem dealing with my radiator. It heats up over the halfway mark and the water in the radiator is always drying up. What could be the problem? Have a nice day and thanks again for your help:)
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 AT 3:22 AM
Tiny
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Try replacing the thermostat-also check the water pump -do below

One way to test for a bad water pump is to squeeze the upper radiator hose when the engine is hot and idling. Careful, because the hose will be HOT! If you do not feel much coolant circulating through the hose when you rev the engine, the pump may be bad. The other cause might be a bad thermostat that is not opening properly (remove and inspect the thermostat), or a clogged radiator.

Inspect the radiator for clogging-feel across the front of the radiator it should be the same temperature-any cold spots means that its probably partially clogged.
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 AT 5:33 AM

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