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Toyota RAV4 Engine Problems Due to Pickup/Iginition Coil Failure Inside Distributor

 
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997

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The ignition coil inside the distributor can fail. There will be a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coil inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressor inside the distributor, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.

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