89 Toyota Corolla distributer


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Old 03-29-09, 09:43 AM
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89 Toyota Corolla distributer

My girlfriends son recently purchaced a used distributer for his 89 Corolla and when he attempted to install it the distributer on the car had a vacuum attachment on it and the one he had bought did not. Is there different distributers for the 89 Corolla or did he purchace one which is from a different model? I know he should have looked at the old one before purchacing the salvaged model but he simply said a distributer for an 89 Corolla. Any ideas?
 
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Old 03-29-09, 09:58 AM
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There is a difference between years of the Corolla - some do and some don't have the vacuum advance. That same difference may be on the two different engines (EFI and carb type) in the '89 model.

You'll have to have the one with the vacuum advance if that's what you're taking off.
 
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Old 03-29-09, 07:02 PM
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After a little research, it looks like the 2bbl carbureted engine that year used a distributor w/vacuum advance; the fuel injected one did not.
 
 

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