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1996 celica gt4

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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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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