CAR Distributor cap

Ignition distributor cap: common defects and their signs

  1. Corrosion of contacts
    • Car acceleration dynamics worsens.
    • Engine starts working erratically at idle.
    • Engine start is troubled.
  2. Appearance of cracks or holes
    • Car is moving with jerks.
    • Fuel consumption increases.
    • Rattling sound from the pistons appears at acceleration.
    • Engine throttle response lowers.
    • The engine doesn’t start in some cases.

How to repair or replace an ignition distributor cap?

The ignition distributor cap has no specified lifetime limit. Sometimes, if contacts are oxidised it is sufficient to clean them with special agents. If such repair didn’t help or mechanical damages were found on the component, then it is to be replaced.

You can install a new component on your own having minimum skills in car maintenance. The replacement procedure causes no problems because in most cases there’s no need to remove the ignition distributor from a car. Before starting the work you should consult the vehicle manual because the action sequence for cars of certain brands can have specific features.

Generally, to replace the ignition distributor cap you need to:

  1. Disconnect the negative wire from the car battery.
  2. Disconnect high-voltage wires from the cap.
  3. Demount fasteners and remove the cap.
  4. Install a new component and assemble everything in the reverse order.

It is very important to follow order of high-voltage wires connection to the ignition distributor cap during installation: a certain contact corresponds to each cylinder.

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