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I have a 1995 cavalier, when it rains the car wont start, I had the module, and sparks plugs replaced. But once it rains, or pull down it wont start. After the rain stops and the sun comes out it starts right up. I keep getting different, oppinions on what to do and i need to know what the exact problem is before i spend more money. Its a hassle

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Sounds like the distributor cap is cracked and allowing moisture in. I would start there.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: car wont start when it rains or damp

I also have a 96 camery, and have had problems when it was damp, it would not run well. It did start, but did not run well. You mentioned that you had changed the distributer. If you have not changed the rotor too, that is more than likely your problem. The extreme high voltage that todays cars have makes it easy for the ignition spark to jump a couple of inches. If there is a rust line, a crack with moisture or what ever, the electricity will follow the path of least resistance. If you have any WD-40, spray it around on the rotor, distributer cap, and top of the coil. It should start, as this displaces the water. If you can watch it in the dark, you may see fire jumping around the coil, or distributor cap. I hope this solves your mistry!

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 1989 Chevy Astro Van CL will not start if it has rained hard

these vans where kind off know for haveing problems with there dist. check the dist cap for cracks, check the coil wire also. what has happened is that mosture is getting in some where and probley the cap is at fault. when s the last time the vech has had a decent tune/up cap rotor plugs wires . replace the cap and rotor and coil wire, should solve your problem . but i would recommend looking at the other tune /up parts good luck kdc744

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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SOURCE: 1992 ford aerostar van wont start after it rains

I just had this exact problem. Wouldn't start or took 15 trys to start, but then ran smoothly. Sometimes a little rough starting on dry days, but pretty much hard starting after rain. I was thinking water in my tank/bad gas, but shooting some starter fluid in my intake didn't give me the initial blast at start up... that certainly indicated that it was electrical...
...but the next day the vehicle stalled in the middle lane of a three lane street, wouldn't restart. After pushing it to the curb, I got to the point where I was checking the wire from the coil to the distributor cap. Two thirds of the wire lifted right out. This wire was in 2 pieces! Amazing that it had been running at all, with this one wire burned down to a whisper, before it broke completely. There were signs of heat/elec damage to the wire also at a point an inch away on this wire.
Replacing the wires is absolutely the first thing to try. It's cheap and easy to do, and it should be done (or the wires inspected/tested) routinely anyway. The coil-to-distributor coil gets more engine heat and more use than any of the indiv spark plug wires and hence wears much faster.
I am betting this wire is much more likely your problem than a coil failure. Good Luck!

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SOURCE: i have gmc yukon when it rain my sun roof leak

check to make sure it is closing all the way.might need adjustment.check the weather seal .if its got cracks replace it.

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