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No spark coming from my coil engine cranks but won't start no spark
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Toyota Mechanic: Juan Crespo, Tech Trainer replied 2 years ago
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Hi there. Welcome to our site!

Most likely, the pick-up coil inside the distributor has failed. Use the attached graphics as reference to check pick-up coil resistance. If the actual readings don't match, the distributor assembly will have to be replaced.

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How to reinstall a distributor for a 1993 Toyota Previa trivia
Toyota Mechanic: Juan Crespo, Tech Trainer replied 2 years ago

Here are the removal and installation instructions (also see attached Figs. 1, 2 and ):

REMOVAL

1. Record spark plug wire locations, and disconnect wires from distributor cap. Disconnect distributor electrical connector. Remove 2 ventilation hoses. Remove distributor cap and dust-proof packing ring. Verify timing mark on crankshaft pulley is aligned with "0" mark on timing chain case. If necessary to bring cylinder No. 1 to TDC, install a 12 x 1.25 mm nut and bolt into end of crankshaft. Turn crankshaft until cylinder No. 1 is on compression stroke and timing mark aligns with TDC mark on timing case cover.
2. Ensure distributor rotor points toward direction shown. See attached Fig. 3 . If rotor is not as shown, turn crankshaft pulley one complete revolution. Remove distributor hold-down bolts. Remove distributor. Remove "O" ring from distributor housing and discard.

INSTALLATION

1. Coat new "O" ring with oil and install onto distributor housing. Ensure cylinder No. 1 is at TDC. If it is not, turn crankshaft until cylinder No. 1 is on compression stroke and timing mark aligns with TDC mark on timing case cover.
2. Position slot of exhaust camshaft vertically. See attached Fig. 2 . Align cutout marks of distributor drive coupling with line on distributor housing. See attached Fig. 1 .
3. Install distributor, aligning distributor flange mounting hole with bolt hole on cylinder head. Install distributor hold-down bolt. Install spark plug wires to distributor cap. Connect distributor electrical connector.
4. Connect negative battery cable. Set ignition timing. Tighten distributor hold-down bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 N.m).

Please let me know if there's anything else you need from me at this time. If there isn't, please accept and rate my answer now.

Best Regards.

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