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Ae92 Broke Down For 1st Time! (any Help Appreciated)

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I was driving along in a 30mph zone and suddenly the engine lost all power. I thought it had stalled so i changed down to 2nd and all I got was more engine braking. I had to coast to a stop. The starter/battery seem ok when i turn the ignition, but it seems the engine is not igniting any petrol.

The spark plugs are fairly new. I was wondering does this sound like the distributor?

It seems I can take the cap off with 2 flathead screws, except they are a bit rusted and also the radiator is getting in the way. I've been quoted £40 to tow to a garage. How much would a new distibutor be, or is there anything else I should try first?

I think the timing belt was replaced not too long ago (maybe 3 or 4 years). Could it be that?

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I had the same problem on one of my MR2's=, it turned out to be the EFI fuse, I don;t know if the AE92 has EFI but if its a fuse could be worth trying :D

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Maybe your timingbelt is broken :help:

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I had a similar problem before with my ae92. It was my fuel pump which had loosened and the wire had come off. Do you see petrol under the car?

I had a similar problem before with my ae92. It was my fuel pump which had loosened and the wire had come off. Do you see petrol under the car?

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Maybe your timingbelt is broken :help:

I tried swapping some fuses around to no avail. Turns out it was the timing belt!

I thought it had been done recently, but 'recently' was about 55,000 miles ago...

I was pretty sure I didn't have to worry as this is not an 'interference engine' (so no valves should be bent). But the garage I took it to looked in their book and said it is an interference engine.

This is the 1990 non-TVIS (red top from memory). Anyone know for sure before they try and charge me £400?

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Maybe your timingbelt is broken :help:

I tried swapping some fuses around to no avail. Turns out it was the timing belt!

I thought it had been done recently, but 'recently' was about 55,000 miles ago...

I was pretty sure I didn't have to worry as this is not an 'interference engine' (so no valves should be bent). But the garage I took it to looked in their book and said it is an interference engine.

This is the 1990 non-TVIS (red top from memory). Anyone know for sure before they try and charge me £400?

Just what i sayed the timing belt might be broken :thumbsup: :!Removed!:

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4AGE engines are non interference easiest way to check is put a timing belt on and drive away :thumbsup:

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