Car chugs when engine is cold..why?

Asked by Dec 03, 2014 at 02:14 PM about the 1995 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1995 toyota corolla. I just got a new distributor put in. It seems to run fine now,
EXCEPT that when the engine is cold it chugs. I brought it back to the place i had it fixed
but hey can't do anything because it only happens when I first start the car. Then it's fine.
Any idea??

1 Answer

46,915

Typically when an engine runs rough on start up then clears, is a sign of a fault in the ignition system. You replaced the distributor but did you also put in new plugs and wires? If so, your coil may be acting up. Take a spray bottle and fill it with water. Mist down your plug wires and coil area. See if the engine bogs down and begins to skip. If all seems well with your ignition system, get some throttle body cleaner and give your throttle body a good clean out. If still no change after cleaning your throttle body, try replacing your ambient air sensor. May be called an Air Charge Sensor on your car.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Toyota Corolla Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,740
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,900
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,880
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
772 Great Deals out of 74,279 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
414 Great Deals out of 49,826 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
585 Great Deals out of 104,730 listings starting at $1,225
Used Toyota RAV4
553 Great Deals out of 79,941 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
754 Great Deals out of 67,300 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Elantra
454 Great Deals out of 48,945 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Sentra
542 Great Deals out of 47,187 listings starting at $990
Used Toyota Tacoma
444 Great Deals out of 48,834 listings starting at $2,994
Used Honda CR-V
637 Great Deals out of 78,955 listings starting at $2,195
Used Hyundai Sonata
383 Great Deals out of 47,957 listings starting at $250
Used Honda Civic Coupe
94 Great Deals out of 10,888 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Corolla For Sale
41,217 listings starting at $13,900
2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
85 Great Deals out of 4,286 listings starting at $10,500
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
143 Great Deals out of 5,882 listings starting at $8,700
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
186 Great Deals out of 6,186 listings starting at $7,147
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,735 listings starting at $6,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.