Distributor keeps misfiring. Its been replaced twice whats the problem?

45

Asked by Aug 04, 2011 at 09:52 AM about the 1992 Toyota Paseo 2 Dr STD Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently have been replacing a lot o things on my paseo but I keep having problems with the distributor. My mechanic have replaced two within the last 3 weeks and its in the shop again. The car works better than ever....when it turns on. My mechanic says its because Toyota distributors are crap and are never good thats why they keep replacing it. But I have my doubts is this true or should I take it somewhere else to get fixed. I need the car!!!

3 Answers

11,045

Take it somewhere else - either he has no clue or is using crap parts.

125

nonsense. Take it to another mechanic. There are several reasons for misfiring: water on the sparks, sparks are bad, wires are bad, injectors are bad, cylinders have no compression, and I am not even a mechanic. I know this because I have had my car misfire and it had a problem with an injector I had to replace. And for your information, the distributor is not what misfires. If the distributor is bad, the car will simply not run.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
45

We figured it out!! I took it to another mechanic and after all that turmoil...it ended up being an electrical wire that was bitten off. Probably a rat. Car turns on now!!!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Paseo

Looking for a Used Paseo in your area?

CarGurus has 12 nationwide Paseo listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Paseo Questions

Toyota Paseo Experts

#1 getzlaff
getzlaff
Reputation 130
#2 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 110
#3 joemom
joemom
Reputation 100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tercel
29 listings
Used Toyota Supra
38 listings starting at $56,900
Used Toyota Corolla
1,417 Great Deals out of 69,993 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota MR2
18 listings
Used Toyota 4Runner
429 Great Deals out of 20,862 listings starting at $2,499
Used Hyundai Sonata
1,003 Great Deals out of 50,140 listings starting at $700