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

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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Average mileage: 173,398 (109,888–220,000)
Engine affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder
6 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997
14 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
1992 Toyota Paseo - 1.5L 4 Cylinder 220,000 mi,
Engine shut off while driving some hesitation cold this am.no spark at plug wires engine rotates to start no spark ,going to get distributor.
1993 Toyota Paseo - 1.5L 4 Cylinder 175,000 mi,
Had the paseo shut off while driving. A new distributor fixed the problem