Hesitation or No Start Due to Internal Distributor Fault on Toyota Celica All-Trac

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
4 people reported this problem