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I start my 1998 toyota corolla and it stays at 4200 rpms why is that?

I changed the starter and alternator on my car but now that it cranks I can only leave it on for 2 seconds before i cut it off. It stays at 4200 rpms why is that?

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Check for a stuck open throttle or severe vaccuum leaks..

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SOURCE: 1994 toyota corolla alternator belt replacement

loosen the bolt that is holding the adjuster of the alternator. loosen the belt by pulling it and the alternator would slide in. remove and replace the belt.

do the reverse on installation.

remember to tighten all bolts of the adjuster and alternator after tightening the belt.

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SOURCE: 2006 Toyota Corolla wont start

this sounds like the electric fuel pump in the fuel tank has failed, replace the pump and filter togeather.

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SOURCE: 2002 Toyota Corolla starter change out

Disconnect the battery.

Remove the lower plastic covers to aid in access.

Remove the battery cable lug from the starter and the signal wire.

Remove the two 14mm bolts holding the starter on and lower out the bottom.

*sometimes it helps the clearance to remove the oil filter.

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SOURCE: Toyota corolla 1300 1998 model - How many km does

80000miles or 6years

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SOURCE: trouble code p1300 for a 1998 toyota corolla

Hi there:DTC 1300 - Igniter Circuit Malfunction (No.1)
A DIS (Direct Ignition System) has been adopted. The DIS improves the ignition timing accuracy, reduces high-voltage loss, and enhances the overall reliability of the ignition system by eliminating the distributor. The DIS is a 2-cylinder simultaneous ignition system which ignites 2 cylinders simultaneously with one ignition coil. In the 2-cylinder simultaneous ignition system, each of the 2 spark plugs is connected to the end of the secondary winding. High voltage generated in the secondary winding is applied directly to the 2 spark plugs. In one of the spark plugs, the spark passes from the center electrode to the ground electrode and in the other plug the discharge is in the opposite direction, i.e. from ground to center electrodes.

The ECM determines ignition timing and outputs the ignition signals (IGT) for each cylinder. Based on IGT signals, the igniter controls the primary ignition signals (IGC) for all ignition coils. At the same time, the igniter also sends an ignition confirmation signal (IGF) as a fail-safe measure to the ECM.


Check diagnostics procedure in THIS LINK.

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To replace the starter of a 1998 toyota corolla, please follow the steps below:
  1. Remove the key from the ignition, and remove the battery, do not attempt this with the battery in car.
  2. Remove the battery and tray.
  3. Look to the rear of the engine, You'll see the top of the starter, loosen and remove the 14mm bolt/nut holding it down below,
  4. Drain the radiator and remove the lower radiator hose. This will let You squeeze the starter around the AC line,
  5. Then install the new starter, the one bolt You removed from the bottom, screw the last 14mm bolt on the starter into the transmission loosely,
  6. Go up top, reinstall the top bolt, tighten this firmly but not all the way,
  7. Go below, tighten the bottom bolt to final spec.
  8. Reattach all the wires, make sure the trigger wire is snapped in fully.
  9. Go up top, firmly firmly tighten to spec the top bolt,
  10. Reinstall everything You removed up top the below,
  11. Reinstall the battery and make sure the ignition is off while doing this,
  12. Hook up battery and ensure every thing that was loosened has been installed back on.
  13. Then You crank it to see if it will start.
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If these are all good.....then, re-check the earth connections on the starter & alternator, including any other components/cables you may have disturbed when changing those items.


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