We are having fits finding an igniter for our 1979 Toyota truck Chinook conversion. We love this little camper, and really want to roam the world in it this summer…on another-not-named discussion group, it was stated that almost any igniter will work, as long as it’s not fuel injection. Is this true, or even likely?
its a pickup truck,don’t tell parts man its a camper,just vin,and year,and no you can’t just use any module.as they work the same sometimes wire colors change.
The first poster has a very good suggestion in looking for the ignitor; the Chinook conversion is likely unnecessary information. I’ve found ignitors on Ebay. On Ebay, they’ll likely list the numbers on them, and a picture, too.
Another place to find used parts is www.car-part.com .
Rockauto.com list one for 79 Toyota pickup 2.2L four, list Price $375.00. Not a inexpensive part.
I had a 79 Toyota truck that finally suffered a broken/rusted frame. I sold it for parts, but I have a good original igniter and some other parts that I would be happy to pass on to you at nominal cost. If there is a secure way for you to reach me via this website, I would like to help.
Save yourself a lot of trouble and just go to NAPA and get a reman distributor for a 79 Toyota truck. The shaft bushings wear out in these distributor and could actually be your problem, not the ignitor. It should run you about $200.