81 hilux 18r

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:51
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g'day just wondering if anyone can help me out with my hilux,it has an 18r motor and every time i go into water even small puddles it stalls.I dont know if this is a common problem or not.I think it is something to do with the dizzy or alternator,are there any solutions to this problem ?any advice would be apreciated.thanks rick
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:58

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:58
Rickster,

Sure sign of cracked distributer cap. Replace cap and this fix the stalling.

If water is getting into the engine bay and getting onto the motor maybe a little slower through the puddle next time.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: rickster - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:08

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:08
Thanks for that,I also have another problem . the charge light stays on but the battery is not losing any charge
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Reply By: snow - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:58

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:58
GDay Rickster,

re the charge light staying on, perhaps the brushes in the alternater are going. Easy and cheap to replace but might be an indication that alternator will need replacing soon. Only a thougt but I'm sure there be a more qualified from someone else soon though.
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