While driving along at any speed , it just looses power and literally stalls. It could take some swinging over before it starts. The engine management light only comes on sometimes. It doesnt seem to be a fuel problem. It happened again yesterday and i thought it seemed to be misfiring while i was turning over. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Cheers. G.C
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Re: 1996 celica gt4
Bet it is the distributor. I did the Stanza that I have and it was oil
in the distributor. It would not ahve been caused by too much oil as a
half of a quart is not going to do anything to the car. Remember, if
you overfill the oil by over a quart there is a chance of the crank
whipping it up into a foam and the air bubbles would trash your
bearings as air won't lubricate the engine. Just take the distributor
apart and see if it has oil in it.
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Power as in cant crank headlight dont go on? Check the positive part of the battery terminal, and the negative one or both of the cable could of came loose.Also inspect the drive belt,for tension and wear.Now if you lost power while you are driving then that a stall.A stall is something that you loose either spark,air,fuel,without one of these three you will stall.
There are lots of issues that might relate to the engine not firing and must be checked. So start by checking on the fuel, the fuel filter, the fuel delivery.
next check on the firing , the HT coils the spark intensity. Check the coils and the timing of the spark.
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It could have overheated. run out of gas. stayed locked in high gear and stalled as it stopped. You did'nt say if it would restart? You did'nt say what engine? It can have a 2.4 liter 4 cyclinder a 3.0 liter V6, A 3.3 liter V6, or a 3.8 liter V6. It can have a 4 or 5 speed automatic transmission and the 4 cyclinder can have a manual transmission as well. It can be air condidtioned and problems with it can stall the motor. the battery can be low or dead and thiers not enough power to run the brake lights and the fuel pump both so the engine shuts down. It might restart if you turn off everthing and certainly the defroster and anything that uses electrical power.
Check alternator voltage at back of alternator ( big wire ), if you have no less then 13.5 volt's, alternator is ok, check for blown alternator fuse or break at wire from back of alternator to starter then to battery, could be a bad fuse link at starter.