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1991 toyota wont start in wet weather

Changed the distributor cap about a year ago. Any idea what could be the problems

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Remove the distributor cap & examine the ignition ccoil under the rotor. Does it have any burnt spots or hairline cracks? If so, replace it. Also, replace the plug wires if you replace the coil, if they are more than 5 years old. Coil failures are a VERY common issue.

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Change your distributor cap, rotor, and spark plug wires. This should be enough to prevent stalling in the rain.

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To prove it when you have it running use a spray bottle and spray around the wires starting at the distributor and lastly spray the coil tower. do this late at night then you can see the sparks and see why it is so affected by wet situations.

The failure is a crack in the coil tower.

RECOMENTADTIONs listed below:

1. Replace coil.
2. Use a old oil wire and cut away the wire insulator and slide under the existing coil wire all the way to the base.
3. Use black electrical tape and neatly wrap the coil tower.

Hope this tip helps to solve this problem

R/
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Replace the ignition coil under the distributor cap. What you have is a hairline crack in it, and, when it is damp, the spark arcs out of the crack to ground, no spark. This is a VERY common problem with older Camrys. Take the coil off, and look at it real closely. You will see black marks on it, from the crack. I am very sure that this will eliminate your problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa!

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Your ignition coil has a hairline crack in it. Replace it. It is under the distributor cap. Common failure.

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