Tip & How-To about 1992 BMW M5

Distributor Cap & Rotor

Both the distributor cap and the rotor are usually plastic and, thus, deteriorate with age and use. Cracks may develop, allowing moisture in. The metal contacts on both can then corrode, causing misfiring. These parts should be replaced at recommended intervals or if showing any excessive wear.

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Every time it starts raining truck starts missing and cutting out it's a 97 f 150 ford 4.6 motor.


Possibly a plug wire or cracked distributor cap. I'd take a spray bottle and while it's running (be careful not to get your body parts in danger of the fan) spray some water on the cap area. If everything seems fine, you could spray down each plug wire at a time. See if you find the culprit that way. For a vehicle so old, if you haven't done a tune up lately. It's probably a good time. Replace the distributor cap and rotor. Plugs and wires.

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won't start


Check the battery.
When battery dies these problems can occur first check the battery is in good condition..

Aug 17, 2008 | 1999 Isuzu Trooper

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Ignition works up to ht at distributor and then disappears not at plug


Check for cracked rotor button or carbon missing from cap point inside where it touches the rotor . heck for carbon cracks and moisture in cap.

Sep 13, 2013 | 1954 Rover P4

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got 1980 ford with a 300 straight six motor got washed ran for bout 15 min then died aint geting any fire


This problem usually happens when the distributor gets wet.You can either take it out and dry out off or just replace it as long as you have to remove it.Make sure you do both cap and rotor.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Nov 07, 2010 | 1981 Ford F 100

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