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

 
Toyota Paseo Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Engine Affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 188,166 mi (175,000 mi - 204,500 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 175,000 mi

    Had the paseo shut off while driving. A new distributor fixed the problem

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  • Visitor, , 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 185,000 mi

    Car stopped while I was driving. It'd not start again. A new distributor fixed the problem.

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