Hi Scotty! Its me... again... with my 3S-GE 94 celica. Long story short - Misfires, she goes into…

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Hi Scotty! Its me... again... with my 3S-GE 94 celica. Long story short - Misfires, she goes into limp mode, no misfires in limp mode, stays limp, ocasionally going out of it but only when cold. Checked for vacuum leaks with cigar through brake booster - nothing. Changed - Lambda Sensor, PCV Valve, Idle Air Control Valve, Throttle Position Sensor, Ignition Coils, Ignition Module, Spark Plugs, Ignition Leads, Whole Distributor (assembly, cap, rotor), Fuel Injectors, Fuel Filter, Air Filter, ACIS Gasket, Intake Manifold Gasket, Couple hoses that looked like they might be leaking air.

All this only fixed stalling on idle.. i have put ~800 pounds into her (importing parts from japan and arabia (damn japan imports)) and still nothing. I changed intake manifold and ACIS gaskets today. Right now she starts, she was working well for like 20 seconds from cold, suddenly limp mode.. (limp mode might have been pre-followed by one little misfire but i am not sure). I don't think there is anything left that could be done.. I really dont want to scrap her but i dont think there is anything left to do. Half of the engine are brand new parts (except for distributor assembly which i had to buy used from scrapped celica, these are impossible to find) and still nothing. Mechanic told me that she got Code 14 " IGNITION SIGNAL--NO "IGF" (I Got Fire) SIGNAL TO ECU" but that was before i changed mentioned above ignition parts. Maybe she still has it? Maybe its a wire that went wrong that goes to ecu? Sadly i have no idea how to check them. Thank you for all your help, if you have any advice i would really appreciate it. I am at the edge of scrapping her..

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I have found on megazip for 299$ Housing, Distributor, Toyota https://www.megazip.net/zapchasti-dlya/toyota/housing-distributor-1923588040?q=19235-88040 . But as i understand, this is a whole distributor without Cap and Rotor only? If so then why whole distributor on that site costs 800$ (https://www.megazip.net/zapchasti-dlya/toyota/distributor-assy-1910088460?q=19100-88460%09) but housing only costs 299$ while rotor and cap cost like 20$ each? Am i missing something? Is the 299$ the one i need? Thank you for your time Scotty, i really appreciate it.

Vbuz
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Thank you for respond, Scotty! I got OEM part numbers that i use as a reference (19100-88460 for whole assemby and 19235-88040 for the housing only) but all i have found are already used one like the one i got. Cant find any aftermarket or anything from China by using those numbers in google or ebay. All i have found are for celicas or MR2s but with slighly different OEM number and very slight difference in look. Do you think it would fit? Have you got any site you could recommend i could look at for it? Big thank you in advance.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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classic signs of a bad dist assembly, used often is not good when that old. Here in Texas, we get brand new dists from china for less than 200 bucks. You are closer to China then us, try some import car part places, should be able to order that