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Changed spark plugs, it was spitting and sputtering that did not stop it the exhaust is turning cherry red when running within 5 minutes,checked tailpipe to see if it was clogged and it is not. never been this puzzled before please help

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  • michele13042 Jan 10, 2009

    where would the distributor cap be

  • jointer4 Jan 12, 2009

    Trying to figure this one out too. Sorry there is no distributor cap or rotor. It runs on a transistor ignition.

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Your catalyst converter is stopped up this will make your exhaust pipe turn red

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Replace catalyst converter its stopped up which will turn the exhaust pipe red

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TRY CHANGING THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP TOO

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