I have an '89 Toyota truck that will not start. I think I’ve narrowed it down to a faulty igniter, but is there a way I can test it to be sure?

Take it to AutoZone, they can test it. But first, turn the engine to TDC, then slip an 0.010 feeler gauge between the ignitor and the vane on the distributor shaft. It should just fit. Then push the shaft away from the ignitor with your finger, if the gap grows significantly, you might as well get a reman distributor instead, it will be cheaper in the long run.

I would like to point out the ignitor is the device under the coil, and the pick-up coil is the device in the distributor that keith is referring to. Yes, the ignitor can be checked by Autozone, and the pick-up coil can also be tested with a multimeter or ohmmeter as well as the procedure keith mentions above.

I guess I was under the impression that the ignitor was hooked to the coil? Could you Please explain where the ignitor is and what to guage> Thankyou

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