1992 Camry. In the morning it starts OK. Then I drive a short distance (around 1 mile) then stop, the car won't restart.


Asked by Jan 19, 2015 at 10:26 AM about the 1992 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Only when the engine is cold, it won't restart right away (no cranking at all) if I drove a short distance, stopped, then restart. I had to wait 5-10 minutes then it restarted OK. I had new starter and battery. Please help me to pinpoint exactly what the problem is.
Thank you very much

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It's the pickups in your distributor. You can try another distributor from a salvage yard, or get a replacement on Ebay. You can also order one from Rockauto.com. I have had the same issue with my '95 Camry and my '89 4X4. I didn't buy a new distributor. I just hot wired my ignition direct to the battery via a push button under the dash.

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Thank you very much Reelin68. I will talk to my mechanic friend about this. Lap Nguyen

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