1988 toyota pickup v6 misfire

Asked by Feb 01, 2010 at 08:00 PM about the 1988 Toyota Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 1988 toyota pikup v6 3.0  severe misfire   no change when either #4 or # 6 plug wire removed comperssion good
Thanks JC

8 Answers


sounds like a timing issue...loosen the distrubutor hold down bolt.... start the truck and then turn the distributor until it smoothes out.... mark where the distributor was when you started.

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The timing may be a little off . There are two opposing cylinders not changing the sound of the enging while running. cyl. 3 and 4 no change at all when plup wire are pulled good compression and spark I will try your suggestion Thanks

I tried rotating distributer no change in misfire


Are the ignition wires routed correctly?

Yes they are I made a mistake it cyl 3 and 4 the two center opposing cyl


Have you checked the fuel injectors?

I had pulse at the injectors and pressure was I took the plunge and tore it down today. And found that injector 3 and 4 were clogggggggggged Thanks for your responce



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