Questions tagged [distributor]

A part on an engine that directs spark ignition power from a central ignition coil to the various cylinders at the correct times.

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A true Electronic Distributor

Is the distributor in a 1993 Camry considered (electronic) ignition system? I've noticed that it has points & a condenser that can be replaced inside of it
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What is the expected voltage of a coil to a distributor supposed to be?

According to, https://www.carparts.com/classroom/ignition.htm . I have two wires that go to positive side of coil, one from resistor / ballast and the other from ignition switch, is this correct? My ...
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Car struggles to start when warm (fine when cold)

Car is a Mk1 Golf Cabriolet with JH1 injected engine. The car struggles to catch when the engine is warm. It turns over easily but will start to fire on only 1 or 2 cylinders for a while before ...
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I have a distributor that wont come out of my 87 Ford Ranger xlt 2.9 engine. Bolt is out .

Does the engine need to be at tdc on number one cylinder to align it so it will come out?
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Refurbishing an old Distributor Cap

Has anyone ever heard of refurbishing an old distributor cap? I know it sounds a bit odd, since they're normally pretty cheap, but sometimes they go out of production and you just can't get a ...
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Spark coming from distributor cap pin

recently I have noticed some random engine misfires. I've checked my spark plugs and wires and haven't noticed anything unusual. I have checked for sparks at night and there were no sparks coming from ...
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Adjusting the timing of a distributorless Toyota 4E-FE engine

I have a 1998 Toyota Corolla complete with a 1.3 4E-FE engine. As far as I can tell this is the 2nd generation 4E-FE engine with a distributorless set up. I'm in the process of modifying the car as ...
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Diagnosing the oil leak in ignition distributor

Cheerz, Recently, after a long trip I have noticed that the car started to use too much oil, 1L+ for 2000km (before I was adding 0.5-1.0L along 15000km and changing it afterwards). So I started to ...
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92 chevy truck distributor problems [closed]

I have a 92 chevy 350. Anywhere from a year to a month I have to replace the distributor. It starts cutting out around 2000 rpm but otherwise runs perfect. I have tried several other things to fix ...
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Rover Mini Mayfair Auto 1990/H

When cranking, the engine turns and there is a spark....not strong. I can't find the timing mark through the circulled(rubber) hole, but the arrow shows on the cover. How can I freely turn (by hand) ...
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What's better about an expensive distributor?

I have a '66 T-Bird I'm rejuvenating. I'm not as much interested in authenticity as I am in getting it to run. I like the idea of having the same car, but with better built components. That being ...
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VW Beetle Distributor Identification/Timing Specs

Can anyone tell me what kind of distributor this is? I'm specifically trying to find out what the timing specs are. I was told it is electronic. I had a mechanic a while back tell me it needed to have ...
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A/C Temporarily Cures Low, Hiccupping Idle

I have a 99 Nissan Almera 1.6L MTX ( nearly identical to the Sentra sold in the US ) which has developed a problem with low idle, occasional stalling at stop lights, what seems to be misfires and ...