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Back-fires and cuts off

I have a 1988 toyota 1600 twincam 16 valve 4 age engine,recently overhauled the engine and refitted it. i have a problem now that when i start the car it idles at low rev.once i rev the motor,it seems to choke by the airflow and back-fires,then cuts out completley.what could be the problem.also my engine management light and hand brake light does not come on any longer,how do i fix these lights,all this happened after i removed and re-fitted the engine.

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Check the distributor to make sure that the rotor is pointing at the no. 1 cylinder when that cylinder is at top dead center on the compression stroke. It sounds like your distributor rotor is 180 degrees out of time. The engine will run but will do what yours is doing.

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