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I have a starting problem with my 1988 Gorolla GTS Coupe. My car is a manual transmission. Intermittently, the car will not start. Whenever the car will not start, if I push the car (in 1st gear or reverse) and "pop the clutch", the car will start and run just fine. Any ideas? This has been a real aggravation, I replaced the starter, the ignition, the alternator, the battery and removed the alarm.... not a lot left.... There is no rhyme or reason to when this occurs, it just seams to happen more frequently in the summer. Thanks, John

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I have the very same problem with my car at this very moment so this may help i hope... But has the ignition coil been changed since you have owned the car??
And when you first start the car does it seem to hesitate for a few seconds then run just fine??? If that is about what you are having those issuses then i am pretty sure that is what the problem is... So if i were you i'd take off the coil and take it in to your local NAPA, AUTO ZONE, or w/e you have in your town and have them test it... They should be able to give you a really good idea as to whats going on with your car... Good luck bro hope you get it solved real soon

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Cheapest first remedy,replace keys,(remote batteries,if you have them)and recode the car/keys.
then reset the immobiliser system,if you havnt got the book get back to me.....

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