1995 Geo Prizm Q&A
1995 Geo Prizm Question: how does one change the coil in the distributor?
my car died, it slowly just kept losing power. then the radiator took a dump and the car over heated....i changed the spark plugs to bosch from ngk. 3 days later the car sounded like it was running on 3 cyl. when i started it up yesterday. I went about half a mile when suddenly the car just died! I changed the rotor,and cap. Still no start..no spark at the plugs. i just got a coil for it. how do I change it? - bettybbboop
I have never seen a coil in the distributor - goodguy
research on www.alldatadiy.com - globalhelper
Timing belt ok? Make sure the dist is actually turning while someone cranks the engine! COIL IS INTERNAL, however replacing the 'complete distributor'is your best bet, IF IT IS TURNING WITH ENGINE. IF it is not turning while engine is, then your TIMIMG BELT is the problem! Now, while i understand your predicament, kinda, you should seek a mechanically inclined person to help you out! I know most people are not, but i think you would be better off finding one that is. Either way good luck! - pushrod
If the coil's part of the distributor then buy a remanufactured distributor. Milt's Service Garage is in Vallejo. Call Danny at (707)643-7548 to schedule a drop off. - Hal...
The coil is under the distributor cap. I have changed mine at least a dozen times. - randysf16