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Distributer! I have just installed my third distributer and now the vehicle will not start at all. It sounds as though it mighte but no luck. PLEASE HELP

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  • tmecale Oct 14, 2008

    According to the mechanic, the are shorting out. Every time it happends, every warning light in the instrument panel comes on on then the vehicle dies. I can only assume that there is a short somewhere in the system. Dont know if there is any thing else I should check into before i committ to hourly electric diagnosis.



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Why so many whats happening to them?

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    tony yeatman Oct 14, 2008

    Definitly a short lol!It sounds like a positive wire is earthing in the ignition circuit.Is there any pattern to the failures.Do you switch on the aircon and it blows anything like that or is it random?Do they last long?It could be a number of things and trying to pick with one guess and no tests.Id be suprised if it took an hour to track the short down and cheaper than distributors.with a few more clues others might be able to help you



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