I have a 1990 Toyota Camry (V6 2.5L) station wagon. It has 109,000 miles on it. I have been having ignition coil issues. I have replaced the coil 3 times in the last year and the car died again last night. I am almost positive it is the coil yet again. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing the coil to continually burn out ? The replacement coils have been purchased from Advance Auto Parts. In an effort to provide as much information as possible (which may or may not be related) I am also having occasional (random) trouble starting. Sometimes I will turn the key and absolutely nothing happens–then I take the key out, let it sit for a few seconds and then it will start right up. Also the “Lights” light on the dashboard stays on all the time even when the lights are off. There are no other electrical issues that I can think of. In terms of other repairs I have made recently-- replaced the distributor about a year ago and the starter about 6 months ago.
The car has become unreliable because of the coil issues (the car had died completely twice while driving on the interstate). I am considering getting it running and selling it but I would ultimately like to keep it if I can find a solution to the issue.
Thanks in advance for any insight anyone may be able to provide.