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Car wont start when it rains or damp

I have a 96 toyota camry 2.2 when it rains or is damp the car will not start . its getting fuel , ive replaced the distributor cap , plugs , wires actually i rebuilt the motor 2 years ago . this problem just started about ... 6 months ago . any help is appreciated

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  • pcundiff22 Dec 22, 2008

    ok , thanks , i dont remember a gasket or seal between the dist. cap but i will check . many thanks

  • pcundiff22 Dec 22, 2008

    ok Fly , thanks , yes i did change the rotor button also , sorry i failed to mention that but i will try the wd40 . many thanks

  • pcundiff22 Dec 22, 2008

    many thanks ken . i will start w/ replacing the condenser i did not do that . i will b back thanks

  • balimaka mpembe May 11, 2010

    technicaly there is no connections beetwen the rains and an engine that is protected under the hood .but a crac in the distributor or gasket.seal joint can be the cause

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    it will start almost everytime except when it is raining or snow or damp


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Hi, pcundiff22. When this problems comes up, bad wires is the first guess, because the engine heat does beat them up. For future reference, you can check this: the next time the car won't start, have someone watch under the hood after dark while someone else cranks the engine. If the wires are bad, there will be a light show.

A cracked distributor cap (or the housing it plugs onto) is the second guess.

But you've replaced these already. Did you replace the condenser? If not, do it: they cost next-to-nothing. (On rare occasions, new ones are bad--something to keep in mind.) No, there's probably something wrong with the coil--perhaps its case is cracked. You may as well replace it, too. I doubt they cost more than $20.

At this point, you will have replaced the entire high-voltage part of the car's electrical system. If replacing the condenser and coil don't solve the problem, write back, and we'll move on to more exotic possibilities. Good luck.


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I also have a 96 camery, and have had problems when it was damp, it would not run well. It did start, but did not run well. You mentioned that you had changed the distributer. If you have not changed the rotor too, that is more than likely your problem. The extreme high voltage that todays cars have makes it easy for the ignition spark to jump a couple of inches. If there is a rust line, a crack with moisture or what ever, the electricity will follow the path of least resistance. If you have any WD-40, spray it around on the rotor, distributer cap, and top of the coil. It should start, as this displaces the water. If you can watch it in the dark, you may see fire jumping around the coil, or distributor cap. I hope this solves your mistry!

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