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Geo Prizm Ignition Coil Inside Distributor May Fail

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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992


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.

  • millsmith, , 140,000 mi

    Coil failed, no spark to any cylinder at 135000 mi. Now HEI code displays with poor engine performance but spark on all cylinders. HEI module $300 +.

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