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What is a distributor brush and what is its purpose?
A distributor brush is an electrical component of a vehicle’s ignition system. It carries the electrical current between the ignition coil and the distributor rotor. The purpose of the distributor brush is to provide a reliable electrical connection and prevent arcing or sparking.
How do I know if my distributor brush is faulty?
If your distributor brush is faulty, you may notice a decrease in engine performance or power. You may also notice a decrease in fuel economy or a rough idle. You should also check for any visible signs of wear and tear.
Can a faulty distributor brush cause damage to my vehicle?
Yes, a faulty distributor brush can cause damage to your vehicle’s ignition system. If left unchecked, a faulty distributor brush can cause arcing or sparking, which can lead to permanent damage to the ignition system.
How do I replace a distributor brush?
Replacing a distributor brush is a relatively straightforward process. Here are the steps you should take:
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the distributor cap and rotor.
- Remove the old distributor brush and install the new brush.
- Reinstall the distributor cap and rotor.
- Reconnect the negative battery cable.
How often should I inspect my distributor brush?
It is recommended that you inspect your distributor brush every 6 months or 10,000 miles (whichever comes first). During these inspections, you should check for any visible signs of wear and tear, and if necessary, replace the distributor brush.