88 Camry starts missing badly after 10 minutes

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Old 12 Apr 2006, 12:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 88 Camry starts missing badly after 10 minutes

Its an 1988 Camry wagon , 4-cyl. Well, have made progress on some
problems. Have solved starter problem by temporarily jumping neutral
start switch, and have a good alternator now. But now I find a new
one. It starts easy. It runs ok for about 10-12 minutes. There is just
the slightest miss, problably one cylinder....hardly noticeable. Then
after this period of time, it begins to miss badly, then starts to cut
back to idle, then dies. It has what looks like a pretty new dist. cap
and plug wires. The air filter looks brand new. Car is running normal
temp. Oddly, I never get a CHK ENGINE lite....but it lites up when you
first turn on the key switch.

THis happens long after the car should have gone "closed-loop" , so I
doubt that it would be the control system.

I think I read in this NG that there is a coil pack under the
distributor that gets clogged with oil. Does this happen after a
period of running? If you let the car sit for an hour or so, it will
start up and run for a while fine, then the same thing happens...ever
time.
Don't have a manual yet for the car....but there is a squarish
metal part that the distributor cap is attached to which has an
electrical connection. Is this the coil pack? Autozone doesn't have
it.

Can you recommend an internet parts dealer for Camry?

It needs: neutral start switch, water pump, timing belt, idler,
tensioner kit, and all parts for R134 conversion/recharge....and
probably a new ignition coil.

Thanks!

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Old 12 Apr 2006, 12:58 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Probably the coil is oil coated and shorts out as condensation dries
out, clean the coil with alcohol and be sure distributor cap is real
tight, you do have the rubber gasket on the distributor cap I hope, but
Toy recomends a new one with a new cap.

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Old 13 Apr 2006, 07:56 am   #3 (permalink)
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<geronimo> wrote in message
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> Its an 1988 Camry wagon , 4-cyl. Well, have made progress on some
> problems. Have solved starter problem by temporarily jumping neutral
> start switch, and have a good alternator now. But now I find a new
> one. It starts easy. It runs ok for about 10-12 minutes. There is just
> the slightest miss, problably one cylinder....hardly noticeable. Then
> after this period of time, it begins to miss badly, then starts to cut
> back to idle, then dies. It has what looks like a pretty new dist. cap
> and plug wires. The air filter looks brand new. Car is running normal
> temp. Oddly, I never get a CHK ENGINE lite....but it lites up when you
> first turn on the key switch.


That light is normal on ignition ON, before starting.

> THis happens long after the car should have gone "closed-loop" , so I
> doubt that it would be the control system.
>
> I think I read in this NG that there is a coil pack under the
> distributor that gets clogged with oil. Does this happen after a
> period of running? If you let the car sit for an hour or so, it will
> start up and run for a while fine, then the same thing happens...ever
> time.


Could be,..but I'd have the fuel delivery pressure checked first. It maybe
the fuel-filter restricting flow at the higher demand of pulling away from
idle.

Jason


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Old 15 Apr 2006, 03:21 pm   #4 (permalink)
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geronimo wrote:
>Its an 1988 Camry wagon , 4-cyl. Well, have made progress on some
>problems. Have solved starter problem by temporarily jumping neutral
>start switch, and have a good alternator now. But now I find a new
>one. It starts easy. It runs ok for about 10-12 minutes. There is just
>the slightest miss, problably one cylinder....hardly noticeable. Then
>after this period of time, it begins to miss badly, then starts to cut
>back to idle, then dies. It has what looks like a pretty new dist. cap
>and plug wires. The air filter looks brand new. Car is running normal
>temp. Oddly, I never get a CHK ENGINE lite....but it lites up when you
>first turn on the key switch.
>
>THis happens long after the car should have gone "closed-loop" , so I
>doubt that it would be the control system.
>
> I think I read in this NG that there is a coil pack under the
>distributor that gets clogged with oil. Does this happen after a
>period of running? If you let the car sit for an hour or so, it will
>start up and run for a while fine, then the same thing happens...ever
>time.
> Don't have a manual yet for the car....but there is a squarish
>metal part that the distributor cap is attached to which has an
>electrical connection. Is this the coil pack? Autozone doesn't have
>it.
>
>Can you recommend an internet parts dealer for Camry?
>
>It needs: neutral start switch, water pump, timing belt, idler,
>tensioner kit, and all parts for R134 conversion/recharge....and
>probably a new ignition coil.
>
>Thanks!

My daughter has a 1993 camry which did the same exact thing after taking it
to the dealership which told us it was the fuel injectors which cost 1800.00
that did not fix it.took it to several other mechanics and they could not
figure out the problem..finally find a mechanic who found the problem....it
was the computer which cost about $200.00

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