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symptoms of bad distributor rotor? Toyota Carolla

Discussion in 'Toyota Truck General Discussion' started by mustang_racer88, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. mustang_racer88

    mustang_racer88 New Member

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    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

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    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

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

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  5. Julin

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  6. Gideon

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

    toyotafan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

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    Thanks Gideon for the comment.
  8. SurferBoy

    SurferBoy New Member

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    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

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    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

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

    GearHead New Member

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

    danstpierre New Member

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    Most probably, it needs replacement.
  13. altavas

    altavas New Member

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

    gladden New Member

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    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

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

    TruckStruck1 New Member

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    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

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

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