How to Test a Distributor Cap?

Answer Some distributor cap designs are conceptually poor, and some distributors are poorly constructed. This is unacceptable, considering that 80,000 volts or more pass through some models. On the other ... Read More »

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How to Test a Chevrolet Distributor?

The distributor on Chevrolet vehicles is the device that directs the initial high voltage spark to the various spark plug wires and begins the burning of the vehicle's fuel to run the engine. If yo... Read More »

How to Test a GM HEI Distributor for Spark?

The General Motors High Energy Ignition (HEI) distributor dates back to the early 1970s and is still popular today. One reason for its popularity is the broad application of engines it can be insta... Read More »

How to Test a Faulty Distributor in a Ford Aspire?

The distributor in a Ford Aspire should last at least 45,000 miles without much trouble. However, over time, the distributor's rotor may burn out or the electrodes may not produce the spark they on... Read More »

What Happens When Your Distributor Cap Goes Bad?

The distributor cap, the top part of a car's distributor that regulates the engine's firing order, serves as an integral part of an automotive ignition system. When the distributor begins to fail, ... Read More »