gradual loss of power, no spark at plugs

sietzer
0

Asked by sietzer Jan 30, 2011 at 10:25 PM about the Toyota Tercel

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Experienced a gradual loss of power over two days, untill the car stopped running all together. Replaced plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and ignition module. Not getting any spark at the plugs. Good battery, plugs are properly gapped. Do I replace the distributor itself? Or is it something obvious I'm missing?

6 Answers

Jonathan Furse
1,825

Did you check the wires that power the ignition module?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
sietzer
0

um, no. how'd you recomend i do so?

papa
Not Active

could have broken the timeing belt.

Jonathan Furse
1,825

Trace the wires from the ignition module that don't go to the distributor and check for any visible damage. If there isn't any check them with a multi-meter.

papa
Not Active

He stated he put a new module on it,so that will not be the problem.

Jonathan Furse
1,825

The wiring to the module could be bad, or a wiring fault could damage the module itself.

Your Answer

Related Questions

Tercel
Looking for a Used Tercel in your area?
CarGurus has 58 nationwide Tercel listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:

Search Toyota Tercel Questions

Toyota Tercel Experts

#1 98DAK
98DAK
Reputation 140
#2 tropikalpirate
tropikalpirate
Reputation 130
#3 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla"
1,369 Great Deals out of 45,479 listings starting at $990
Used Honda Civic"
858 Great Deals out of 48,022 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Camry"
2,068 Great Deals out of 73,893 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Tacoma"
465 Great Deals out of 17,856 listings starting at $2,450
Used Honda Prelude"
4 Great Deals out of 183 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner"
342 Great Deals out of 12,361 listings starting at $2,490
Used Toyota Paseo"
17 listings
Used Toyota Yaris"
189 Great Deals out of 4,029 listings starting at $3,895
Used Suzuki Grand Vitara"
18 Great Deals out of 615 listings starting at $2,500
Used Hyundai Accent"
288 Great Deals out of 14,073 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota RAV4"
753 Great Deals out of 38,363 listings starting at $1,200