DOESN'T START? TUNE UP?

1998 Toyota Rav4

Tiny

pentalarc

December, 22, 2009 AT 3:57 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Toyota Rav4 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Is it possible for a car to need a tune-up so badly that it will not start? My car conked out while I was driving it, acting like it could not get fuel. A mobile mechanic said that it was getting fuel, but was not getting spark, and that it might be able to be solved with a tune up. If not, then it is the distributor.

Does this sound right? Can a car need a tuneup so badly that it won't start? Can replacing the sparkplugs, etc, fix the problem?

Thanks in advance

Pentalarc

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Tiny

rasmataz

December, 23, 2009 AT 1:24 AM

When was the last tune-up? -It will cause your problem-here's an example if the rotor and cap are corroded/excessive clearance exist between the two it will not fire up

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