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.
Engine Problems Due to Pickup/Iginition Coil Failure Inside Distributor on Toyota Paseo
Average mileage: 173,398 (109,888–220,000)
Engine affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder
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Car stopped while I was driving. It'd not start again. A new distributor fixed the problem.
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.
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.
Had the paseo shut off while driving. A new distributor fixed the problem