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Toyota Corolla Ignition Coil Inside Distributor May Fail

Toyota Corolla Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Engines Affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 152,212 mi (64,000 mi - 200,000 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.

  • Visitor, , 1.6L 4 Cylinder

    i replaced the ignition coil,it idles great,runs good,until i test drove it,after the transmission shift its first gear,car start hesitate/stalls but never stop running.

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  • LacyJay, , 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 145,000 mi

    I would notice sometimes when I would crank the car it would somewhat stall on me. It started not wanting to accelerate when I hit the gas. I ended up having the entire distributor changed out after finding out it wasn't the battery, starter, or alternator. I haven't had any problems since.

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  • Toyo66, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 177,064 mi

    I have a 1994 toyota corolla just died while I am driving two weeks ago.I changed the ignition coil and started to work, but after two weeks, ignition died again.

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  • Visitor, , 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 64,000 mi

    it hasn't got any spark

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  •, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder

    faulted coil, igniter, distributor cap, rotor not able to fix yet but I thing is de ECM...

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