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Replaced distributor 4 times last year why does it keep fouling?

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What happens that makes you think the distributor is bad?

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What causes a coil to keep going bad in a 1999 chevy blazer we had to replace 4 times already in the last 2 years


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My car keeps dying


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What would cause my ( distributor cap ) to keep fouling up? Several times over the years it has let me down. Brand of cap only dicitates length of operation. Is anyone aware of a designe flaw on this


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When the oil o-ring fail on the bottom side of the distributor oil spot could occure,

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I know I need plugs, plug wires. Do I need a distributor or coils?


Spark Plugs ---get replaced every 3 years & around 60,000 miles

Wires if you have them,sometimes last 20 years

If you have to ask about coils & distributors, you need to
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My engine turns but no spark I changed ignition coil and still no spark,what could it be?


Depending on which engine your car is equipped with; the following components could be at fault.

Crankshaft Position Sensor
Camshaft Position Sensor
ECM (Engine Control Module)
Distributor Cap or Rotor
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Bad Plug Wires

If they haven't been replaced in the last 30K miles, I suggest you check and /or replace the the plugs and wires first.

If your engine is equipped with a distributor, check and/or replace the distributor cap and rotor if it hasn't been replaced in the last 30k miles.

If your engine is equipped with crank or cam sensors have them tested.

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Number 4 cylinder miss fire


Check your distributor cap & wires first. If all is ok pull the spark plug and check if it's oil fouled. If there is no oil on the plug the plug might be bad. if there is oil on the plug you can get an adaptor that screws over the end of the plug and shields it from getting oil fouled. Of course this is a temporary solution for a piston ring or valve seal problem. I had a caddy I ran with plug shields fo 5 years so they work! Good luck!....PS If your plug is oil fouled you can also use a heavier oil like a 20/50 or use 4 quarts of 10/40 and a quart of lucas oil stabilizer. This will help keep the oil where it belongs and don't forget to do an oil change every 2,500 to 3000 miles.

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