My 1988 Toyota Celica has 98,000 miles on it and is driven less than 3000 miles a year these last few years. The flywheel and starter are in need of replacement but it's still starting properly the majority of the time. The compressor is going to fail soon as it has begun to run loudly since November last year. Prior to the compressor problem, I had the distributor and spark plugs replaced. Aside from the occasional squeal as it's started and the fact that it runs a little loudly, it's been a very reliable 13 year old car...until now. As I accelerate, the car has been hesitating. First I noticed this was happening in rainy weather, a friend suggested the distributor may have a crack in it. I checked it and it seems flawless. Today, the car actually died on me 3 times within a mile. It sounds as though it's choking and then just dies. I was able to restart it and barely made it home. Any ideas what could be causing this and...well, what such a repair might cost?
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