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1996 Jeep Gand Cherokee won't start in the rain Thinking distributor and wires. Is the distributor hard to change out?

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  • android_4u Apr 21, 2009

    A little over 150k miles. Starts once rain ends and it dries out a bit. No codes checked yet - hoping to resolve without a trip to mechanic. Original distributor/wires/plugs as far as I know.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    don't guess

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have the plug wires, distributor cap and rotor been replaced?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    any system trouble codes?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    how many miles

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Don't change the entire distributor, just cap, rotor and wires. Make sure you know where each wire goes. (best to replace them one by one) Use high quality parts and they will give you better service.

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