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What is a Distributor and what is its purpose?

A Distributor is an electromechanical device that is used to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plugs in the correct firing order and at the correct time. Its purpose is to ensure that each spark plug receives the correct amount of voltage at the correct time to ignite the air-fuel mixture in the cylinder.

How can I determine if my Distributor is faulty?

You can determine if your Distributor is faulty by checking for common signs of malfunction such as:

  1. Poor or irregular engine idling
  2. Poor acceleration
  3. Engine misfires
  4. Poor fuel economy

Can a faulty Distributor cause damage to my vehicle?

Yes, a faulty Distributor can cause damage to your vehicle. If the Distributor fails, it can cause major damage to your engine due to misfires, poor acceleration, and poor fuel economy.

How do I replace a Distributor?

Replacing a Distributor requires a few basic steps:

  1. Disconnect the battery
  2. Remove the Distributor cap and rotor
  3. Disconnect the wiring harness
  4. Unbolt the Distributor
  5. Install the new Distributor
  6. Reconnect the wiring harness
  7. Install the Distributor cap and rotor
  8. Reconnect the battery

How often should I inspect my Distributor?

You should inspect your Distributor at least once a year, or every 10,000 miles, to ensure that it is performing properly.