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86 toyota corolla-cylinder #1 not firing

Can a bad coil cause just 1 cylinder to not fire?

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  • Paul Hitchings
    Paul Hitchings May 11, 2010

    wow, that's a tough one. a good way to check cylinder problems is to disconnect the spark plug from the engine but leave it connected to the cable. run the car and hold the plug to the blog or something metal, if you see a spark the spark plug works, if not, you have a cable problem, spark plug problem, or distributor coil problem.

    post your result and i'll continue to advise...

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    where is number 1 cylinder on a 1.6ltr east west motor



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I want say NO.
If the coil not working engine cant run but if you see one cylinder not working but the and engine raining rough and poor it can be plug cable which from distributor to the spark plug or my be distributor cover.
if not all that it can be spark plug if not that it can be cylinder head valves.

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