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1998 318 Dakota hard to start in/after rain

Have tried running water down the windshield with a hose to see where water runs to. Seal at base of windshield IS deteriorated. But today, after running water, truck started fine????

Have tried BG44k treatment as well.

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  • jecooke88 Dec 01, 2008

    Thanks! I went ahead & replaced the cap. Had to: when I tried removing first wire (I decided to try replacing the plug wires) the terminal broke right off, with almost no effort. Obvious;y IT was cracked.



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Check the distributor cap, u can have a very fine crack that allows moisture to enter on damp days and make starting difficult. Look inside cap w/ good lighting, u can usually see it if u look carefully. Let me know what u find.

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