1990 Camry Won't Start When Raining

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Old 14 Oct 2008, 01:56 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1990 Camry Won't Start When Raining

Hello,

My son has a 1990 Camry (6 cyl) that starts fine when the weather is
dry, but when it is raining, the car won't start. He has replaced the
following items:

distributor cap
ignition coil
spark plugs
spark plug wires

Any idea what could be causing this anomaly?

Thanks,

Nan
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Old 14 Oct 2008, 03:31 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Oct 14, 1:56*pm, FloridaNan <florida...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> My son has a 1990 Camry (6 cyl) that starts fine when the weather is
> dry, but when it is raining, the car won't start. *He has replaced the
> following items:
>
> distributor cap
> ignition coil
> spark plugs
> spark plug wires
>
> Any idea what could be causing this anomaly?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Nan


I have a 91, 4 cil that the coil got oily and the distributor cap was
not real tight alowing in moisture, there is a gasket on the cap of
the 4 you are supposed to replace and only toyota has it, ask him if
its tight and has a gasket on it, maybe try a new one. That year coil
issues are normal, the seal wears and allows motor oil to coat the
coil, but you say its newm oil residue can be wiped off. See if it
gets spark when it wont start, they seel a cheap tester you hold
against a plug wire.
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Old 14 Oct 2008, 11:07 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Oct 14, 10:31*pm, ransley <Mark_Rans...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have a 91, 4 cil that the coil got oily and the distributor cap was
> not real tight alowing in moisture, there is a gasket on the cap of
> the 4 you are supposed to replace and only toyota has it, ask him if
> its tight and has a gasket on it, maybe try a new one. That year coil
> issues are normal, the seal wears and allows motor oil to coat the
> coil, but you say its newm oil residue can be wiped off. See if it
> gets spark when it wont start, they seel a cheap tester you hold
> against a plug wire.


Thanks for the advice. You say the gasket is on the cap, I presume you
mean on the distributor cap - the gasket is where the cap and
distributor meet? I'll have him check.
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 07:51 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Oct 14, 11:07*pm, FloridaNan <florida...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 14, 10:31*pm, ransley <Mark_Rans...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > I have a 91, 4 cil that the coil got oily and the distributor cap was
> > not real tight alowing in moisture, there is a gasket on the cap of
> > the 4 you are supposed to replace and only toyota has it, ask him if
> > its tight and has a gasket on it, maybe try a new one. That year coil
> > issues are normal, the seal wears and allows motor oil to coat the
> > coil, but you say its newm oil residue can be wiped off. See if it
> > gets spark when it wont start, they seel a cheap tester you hold
> > against a plug wire.

>
> Thanks for the advice. You say the gasket is on the cap, I presume you
> mean on the distributor cap - the gasket is where the cap and
> distributor meet? *I'll have him check.


Right cap-distributor, check if coil has oil residue on it, and be
sure cap is tight
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