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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Toyota Paseo Engine Problems Due to Pickup/Iginition Coil Failure Inside Distributor
Toyota Paseo Problem
Engine Affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 177,625 mi (146,000 mi - 204,500 mi)
Visitor, 1992 Toyota Paseo, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 204,500 mi
I have the same problem. It snowed this morning and the dew point is up, and the car won't start. I'm going to buy a distributor.
Visitor, 1993 Toyota Paseo, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 175,000 mi
Had the paseo shut off while driving. A new distributor fixed the problem
Visitor, 1993 Toyota Paseo, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 185,000 mi
Car stopped while I was driving. It'd not start again. A new distributor fixed the problem.