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168,511 miles
Total Complaints:
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1996 Toyota Corolla engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 072011

Corolla DX 1.8L L4 Fuel: Injection

  • Automatic transmission
  • 168,511 miles


Engine won't start after raining and parked overnight. If it doesn't get warm enough to dry out during the day the problem continues. This problem is really getting old! I've checked the fuse boxes in the engine bay as well as spark plug wiring. I'm getting spark and fuel just fine! I don't know if the choke is working or not (or if there is one). If I run a 32,000 btu construction heater/blower under the engine, SOMETIMES this will get it to not flood and start ok. Once the car starts, it's no longer affected by the rain during the day and evening.

- , Chubbuck, ID, USA

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