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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: 161,152 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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  • Visitor, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 200,000 mi

    One day the engine quit and would not restart. Traced the problem to an open in the primary circuit of the ignition coil. Replaced the coil with an aftermarket part. Engine started and ran fine except it had a hesitation between 2500 and 3000 RPM's. Hesitation was worse going up a hill. Replaced the entire distributor with one from a wrecking yard. We lucked out. Found a low miles OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) distribute in good shape. Problem solved. Back running great!!

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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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