symptoms of bad distributor rotor? Toyota Carolla

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  1. mustang_racer88

    mustang_racer88 New Member

    symptoms of a bad toyota corolla parts distributor rotor? i replaced the cap but everything else is stock, i have msd ignition w upgraded coil and new distributor cap but the inside is stock and i haven't replaced the car yet.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010
  2. 02 Taco

    02 Taco New Member

    Take off the rotor and see if the part that makes contact is smooth. If it's ruff, it needs to be replaced.
  3. TXyota

    TXyota New Member

    True, one of the simplest things to check and replace. Its a 1 beer job.
  4. ToyotaPitty

    ToyotaPitty New Member

  5. Julin

    Julin New Member

  6. Gideon

    Gideon New Member

    Distributor rotor is checked by its surface. If it is rough then replace it.
    The simplest way to check the rotor.
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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012
  7. toyotafan

    toyotafan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Thanks Gideon for the comment.
  8. SurferBoy

    SurferBoy New Member

    That is a really good thing to know. I wouldn't have known to do that.
  9. MuddyTacoma

    MuddyTacoma Well-Known Member Platinum Supporter 100 Posts

    How did this work out? I've done that before and it's necessary to have a good connection all the way through.
  10. TacoTrucker

    TacoTrucker New Member

    I guess I've been lucky enough to never have to deal with something like this
  11. GearHead

    GearHead New Member

    Yeah, me too. I guess it's not too hard to replace the rotor.
  12. danstpierre

    danstpierre New Member

    Most probably, it needs replacement.
  13. altavas

    altavas New Member

    Right now, you don't have to. But as your truck ages, symptoms will for sure show up.
  14. gladden

    gladden New Member

    Wow Taco.. I can remember this from my mechanic a few years back. Although he said something similar to this, I guess it never occurred to me again, until I've read this thread.
  15. TruckRider

    TruckRider Mechanic 1000 Posts

    this is a nice thread very informative, I think it is not hard to replace the rotor anyway..
  16. TruckStruck1

    TruckStruck1 New Member

    If you're at idling and your car seems to be shaking more than normal, that could be a sign that the rotor inside the distributor cap is not spinning properly and therefore the timing to start the firing process correctly is off.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013
  17. TruckRider

    TruckRider Mechanic 1000 Posts

    Hi, I wonder if you already encounter this kind of issues?

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