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Car starts then cuts out

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I have a 1991 toyota corolla gti, the car starts fine but then the rev counter goes to max(9000 rpm!) and the car cuts out. if you try again it does the same thing. it starts everytime but then cuts out. its not the idle valve as the car over revs not under revs. any help will be greatly appreciated.
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  • gangster786p Jun 05, 2009

    hi,
    yes i do mean 9000 rpm! the gti starts redlining at 7500 rpm and maxs out at 9000rpm!
    when i start it it starts for a second, the revs go up to 2500 rpm then all of a sudden they shoot upto 9000rpm and the car cuts out. this whole process takes about 2 secs max. if you try to restart it will restart but then will do the same thing and cut out. any help will be much appreciated thanks.

  • gangster786p Jun 06, 2009

    hi,
    its a 4age engine. ignition module, is this the one mounted just below the windscreen on the passenger side? i disconnected it and it wouldn't start(makes sense!), but isn't this just used to start the car? it starts fine its just after it starts thats when the problem begins.

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    Jun Magno May 11, 2010

    do you really mean 9000 rpm or maybe 900. please clarify what you mean be over rev and under rev.

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What engine is installed on your car? my initial impression is the ignition igniter module.

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