Toyota Corolla Problem Report
Toyota Corolla Hesitation or No Start Due to Internal Distributor Fault
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.
Replaced distributor. We have had to replace the distributor 4 times in 20,000 miles. No one knows why it keeps failing. Another problem we have had the entire time is that the idle always drops, whether in gear or not. I think the 2 problems are related, but no one knows. We have had both problems ever since we bought the car about 7 years ago (about 20,000 miles ago). - Visitor
It would hesitate on acceleration then cut off. - Visitor
Cost for fixing ignition for Toyota Corolla 2002
Car spins over fast and strong but won't start. Did this twice before but started an hour or so...
have replaced the distributor, igniter,& crankshaft position sensor. The coil will fire once when you release the key after turning the engine over.