Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Sorry, there are no cars that match your search

Slow to ignite

Asked by Terry Gray

I HAVE an 1985 Toyota van and it backfired and blew open the back muffler. When I tried to drive it if I put my foot down it spluttered and carried on till I backed off. Once home I turned it off and now can't start it. One plug is wet, but the other three are bone dry. There is good spark and everything, but it won't kick. I have replaced the cracked distributor cap and also the rotor button. Please help if you can.

Answered by CarsGuide

21 Aug 2003 Graham Smith

SOUNDS as if you've got a problem with timing. Go back to basics of spark and fuel. If you've got both, in the right quantity, and at the right time it should run. Check the ignition timing and make sure its set correctly to specification, then check the ignition points and make sure they are clean and correctly set.

Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

How can we help?

Please note: Questions cannot be answered privately. All answers will be published on CarsGuide.com.au

By clicking on the 'Submit' button you acknowledge you have read and agree to abide by the CarsGuide Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. Carsguide reserves the right to not answer any questions for any reason. You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice.

Over 8,000 questions answered by CarsGuide

Search

Complete Guide to Toyota
Lite ACE

Reviews, price, specs and more