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1983 toyota corolla

In the middle of driving it just died out on me but then it wouldn't start after that. I had the distributor cap, rotor, and the timing belt re-placed.The starter is good.What else could it be?

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  • JOEY-G1 Aug 13, 2008

    no its not fully cranking over

  • JOEY-G1 Aug 13, 2008

    Yes I checked the battery and its not slow cranking its cranking at an even pace

  • JOEY-G1 Aug 13, 2008

    Yes we even put gas in the carburator and it still did the same thing

  • JOEY-G1 Aug 13, 2008

    my spark plugs are a little rusty do you think that could be the reason why its not starting?

  • JOEY-G1 Aug 13, 2008

    no how do i do that?

  • JOEY-G1 Aug 13, 2008

    okay ill try that

  • JOEY-G1 Aug 14, 2008

    Okay I put new spark plugs in,and it still didn't work.What else is there for me to do?other than take it to the shop.


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Is the car cranking or just not doin anything

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  • Jeb Rogers Aug 13, 2008

    so is it slow cranking? if so, did you check your battery?

  • Jeb Rogers Aug 13, 2008

    Is there fuel pressure on the fuel rail

  • Jeb Rogers Aug 13, 2008

    have you physically checked fire by pulling a plug

  • Jeb Rogers Aug 13, 2008

    pull one plug insert it back in the spark plug wire boot and crank the car while having someone watch the end of it and look for a spark be careful not to hold it because it will shock you.

  • Jeb Rogers Aug 13, 2008

    alright let me know if I can help

  • Jeb Rogers Aug 15, 2008

    check the bottom of the distributor make sure it is tight and has not vibrated out of time long shot but I have seen it before another thing pull a plug and try starting it with the plug out


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