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Old 23 Aug 2005, 12:03 am   #1 (permalink)
Kandee
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I have a 1988 Camry 2 cyl, I recently had my timing belt replaced my rotor,
wires, distributor & old changed. The car started and cut back off, I
waited a few minutes and it started back up. Took the car out for a drive
and it started to decelarate at around 40 mph. Shortly afterwards it
backfired and cut off, now I cannot get it to start and I am not getting
any fire to my distributor. Any suggestion?

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Old 23 Aug 2005, 08:01 am   #2 (permalink)
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Kandee wrote:
> I have a 1988 Camry 2 cyl, I recently had my timing belt replaced my rotor,
> wires, distributor & old changed. The car started and cut back off, I
> waited a few minutes and it started back up. Took the car out for a drive
> and it started to decelarate at around 40 mph. Shortly afterwards it
> backfired and cut off, now I cannot get it to start and I am not getting
> any fire to my distributor. Any suggestion?




That's characteristic of the '88 2 cyl Camry. Trade it in for one of
the 3 cyl models.

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Old 23 Aug 2005, 08:01 am   #3 (permalink)
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Kandee wrote:
> I have a 1988 Camry 2 cyl, I recently had my timing belt replaced my rotor,
> wires, distributor & old changed. The car started and cut back off, I
> waited a few minutes and it started back up. Took the car out for a drive
> and it started to decelarate at around 40 mph. Shortly afterwards it
> backfired and cut off, now I cannot get it to start and I am not getting
> any fire to my distributor. Any suggestion?




That's characteristic of the '88 2 cyl Camry. Trade it in for one of
the 3 cyl models.

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Old 23 Aug 2005, 06:51 pm   #4 (permalink)
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The first question would be who did these repairs.
Clearly something is amiss.
My first guess would be that the timing belt was installed "one tooth
off" - that is not aligned correctly.
There is no 2 cylinder Camry.
The "timing belt" sets the valve timing, that is when the valves open
in relation to movement of the pistons.
If your engine is backfiring you should get it repaired properly right
away.
If you can trust the first mechanic - although this performance casts
severe doubts on his abilities, they should correct the problem without
additional charge.
If they already did their best, and are simply incapable of getting the
engine running correctly - things have to be precisely correct - to the
exact degree of rotation for ignition and valve timing - one degree off
will make a difference (out of 360) - if they really aren't
sufficiently familiar with this engine, best to find someone who is and
have them redo the work so everything is set up as it should be.
It is also important to use original equipment factory authorized
genuine Toyota parts, especially for the ignition system.
I would even considering towing the car to a reputable shop to avoid
damaging the engine by running it with the valve and or ignition timing
far enough off to cause back firing.
I don't know what you mean by not getting fire to the distributor.
There is an igniter that you could trouble shoot with the factory
repair manual flow charts, but check the recent work first, before
touching anything else.

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