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Toyota Camry Ignition Coil Inside Distributor May Fail

Toyota Camry Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 156,000 mi (75,000 mi - 227,000 mi)


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.

  • echogam, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 129,000 mi

    Ive had this problem in rainy weather for quite a while. I haven't fixed it yet but I'm glad to know I'm not alone. My mechanics have had a hard time finding this because it was fine in dry weather.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 195,000 mi

    upon starting my car one morning ,it started and then died , i tried starting car again but only ignition light comimg on , no cranking of engine or anything.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 227,000 mi

    I've gone through two distributors in three years. The car is old and I have not replaced it with a genuine Toyota part either time. I was told that would cost about $600 for the part alone. I have had it replaced with OEM parts that cost about 1/3 of the genuine part, hoping the OEM parts would last at least 3 to 5 years. So far I've not been lucky in this, so I wanted to let others know. I just searched for prices for a genuine Toyota distributor online and I found one for about $400. Maybe saving up for this expensive part would be worth it to some?

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 145,000 mi

    Cold weather miss & stalling. Clears up after a bit............but returns when the weather gets damp.... New coil solved problem ..woohooo!!

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  • TooBusy, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 75,000 mi

    Engine coughs and stalls on acceleration on cold and sometimes on rainy days.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 108,000 mi

    they said it is the distributor

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