I will bring the car to a mechanic, together with your opinion. thanks!did you (or someone) leave the right-side splash guard off the car? that would result in soaking the crankshaft sensor... which is not good for the ignition! i found that on a mazda, not a toyota, but i'm sure it will do the same thing. also, if your crankshaft sensor is cracked (or the coil is loose on the core) the rain will get inside, kinda almost shorting it out.