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Hello to all,

I went out to start my 84 4x4 truck two days ago and it wouldnt start(never happened before since ive owned it). it wouldnt start. No spark. I have 12v going to my igniter. I speculate that I should have some sort of voltage going from my igniter to my distributor.?? Had my multi tester hooked up checking each lead to ground and checking the leads together and dont get any sort of signal at all. From what ive seen I dont have any voltage coming from my igniter to my distributor. does this mean my igniter is bad??
I asked the guy at napa and he said that was probably the case and a new igniter runs $360!! yikes!! He reccomended purchasing a jacobs ignition saying that it would be less expensive and provide much better performance. I would rather not buy anything right now but i hafta have my truck. also i went to checker yesterday and bought a new coil. i swapped coils and the same thing. it seems to me to be a bad igniter but im not that electrical guy. please help if you can. Also any preference between a jacobs or msd or ? I have msd in my fj40. bought it that way seems fine. thanks in advance! have a fine day.
 

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Hey, I Have an extra igniter if you need it, just pay shipping and like 20$ and its yours, also did you try the pick-up coil in the distributor? pull the cap see if its an orangish color if it is, i bet its that, i had the same problem, hit me up on my email with any ?? or comments, or just to talk about toyotas! [email protected]
 

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Igniter for 75 pickup

1987SR5 said:
Hey, I Have an extra igniter if you need it, just pay shipping and like 20$ and its yours, also did you try the pick-up coil in the distributor? pull the cap see if its an orangish color if it is, i bet its that, i had the same problem, hit me up on my email with any ?? or comments, or just to talk about toyotas! [email protected]
Do you still have it? what year is it for? I need one for 75-78.

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Terry
 

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About half of the ECU codes stored on the first & second generation EFI Toyotas don't show a constant blinking check engine light therefore you must pull the ECU codes to see if a fault is registered.

To pull the ECU codes:

All 1980-1995 and including 1995 EFI equipped vehicle allow you to find engine and related faults by pulling the ECU (computer) codes without the need for a handheld OBDII diagnosis scanner,the sites listed below have the fault codes needed to pull the codes and the instructions on how to do it:

http://autorepair.about.com/library/ts/obd-i/bl-dtcs-36.htm
http://autorepair.about.com/library/ts/obd-i/bl-dtcs-53.htm
http://autorepair.about.com/library/ts/obd-i/bl-dtcs-71.htm
http://autorepair.about.com/library/ts/obd-i/bl-dtcs-90.htm
http://www.off-road.com/toyota/tech/codes/index.html
http://lcengineering.com/TechNotes/TechNote12.htm
http://lcengineering.com/TechNotes/TechNote13.htm
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/9975/dataBySubject/Engine.html
http://www.mad-mechanic.com/toyota/toyotaobd.shtml#obtaincode
http://www.freewebs.com/th3duke/22RE-ECU.mht
http://www.troublecodes.net/Toyota
http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/h27.pdf
http://www.showmesome.info/hilux/info/manuals/1KZ-TE/Page0096.htm
http://www.efisakh.narod.ru/at_toyota.htm (auto tranny codes)
http://www.usatransdoctor.com/foreigntoyota.htm

Pulling the ECU codes is the first thing I do to diagnosis a problem thereafter I reset the ECU to see if the same problems show up and if so I then take voltage measurements both with the engine running and not and compare with the factory service manual,I also close the ignition switch after a cold engine and also after a warm engine and compare them with the factory service manual.This technique will completely isolate your problem without having to do trial and error and it is the technique I use when repairing tv's,vcr's,home/car audio.

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