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I just replaced my distributor rotor button . my distributor has a strong spark but when i takes off my plug wires from my spark plugs and test the spark wit a screwdriver the plug wire hardly has a shock and there new plug wires

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I suggest you change the distributor cap and the wires as well. If you have strong spark coming from the coil and weak spark coming from the plug wires that should correct the problem.

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