Wont start

Asked by Dec 13, 2017 at 10:28 AM about the 1987 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1987 toyota camry Started and ran fine.  Then
acted like it was running outta fuel.   Sputters
when. I gave it gas at 50 mph.   Get to stop sign.  
Give it gas to proceed and it sputters out and dies.  
Now it wont start.   What is the problem??

3 Answers

Kinda sounds like a camshaft position sensor

Does this year (1987) have one of those?? I cant seem to locate it

The 87 Camry and later models all have electronic ignition with the coil pack in the distributor may times it is suggested to replace the whole distributor but I purchased a coil pack at autozone for $21.xx and replace it myself. symptoms are hard starting poor acceleration and stalling you also want to replace the rotor cap and possibly spark plugs and wires which if you do the work will still run $150.xx then you will need to retime the engine because to change to coil pack it is difficult to remove without removing the distributor which is located between the drivers side of engine and the battery.

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