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One of the points on,one distributor wire;has a black spot on it.will this caulse the car,to not start?

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Yes if the wire is the coil wire it will cause low or no spark condition. Replace wires and cap and rotor.

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To see if a spark plug wire is arcing, view the wire in the dark while cranking the car. Any visible sparking means the wire is bad.

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