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Distributor Problems I replaced the original distributor in my car approx 2 years ago after my car stalled on me. I'm not sure if they used a new one or a refurbished one. It went out again this past August and I replaced it with a refurbished one. At that time, the mechanic noted my relatively new spark plugs were blown also. This past week, my car started cutting off on me and wouldn't start again until some time passed. The check engine light came on and my mechanic said my distributor had gone bad yet again, this time in just 2 months. Is there some other problem that could be making the distributor go out so soon?

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Try replacing only the distributer cap as your previous rotor arm was making slight contact when new its probably been the cap contacts all along make sure you identify each lead and cap to plug before you disconnect/reconnect

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