The ignition coil inside the distributor may fail. Our technicians tell us this may result in a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coils inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressors inside the distributors, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.
Hesitation or No Start Due to Internal Distributor Fault on Toyota Celica
Average mileage: 109,111 (22,222–196,000)
Engine affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder
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1993 Toyota Celica- 2.2L 4 Cylinder196,000Visitor
Distributor had been replaced with a rebuilt unit, and it failed after just a few months—engine would not start. Internal wiring was bad. Once distributor was replaced (again!), the car started right up and has been fine since.
1991 Toyota Celica- 2.2L 4 Cylinder22,222Visitor
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