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It?s a 50/50 chance to start...... help

I have a problem with my 1983 Toyota pickup 22R. It?s a 50/50 chance to start. I changed the distributor, new sparkplugs and wires, checked the coil and it works fine, the starter is less than one year old I cannot find the problem. This morning I started it and it ran fine for about 5 mins I switched the engine off and on again, and it did not start. It cranks fine (new battery) but wouldn't start. Please help with any information or where I should start looking.

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  • frank-cai May 17, 2009

    Thanks for you answer

    When it doesn't start I can smell fuel in the carburetor, and I used some starting fluid and still the same .



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You replaced the starter, plugs, wires, coil, battery and distributor. That should take care of the spark and the start. My only other guess would be that it isn't getting fuel all the time? Could be a fuel filter or pump. Good luck.

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