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How do I replace the distrubuter cap?

There is sparking coming off the cap on number 5 terminal.

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Can you describe in more detail? Do you mean the 5th terminal on the distributor is actually sparking out? If so do you have any oil leaks surrounding the distributor?

If you can answer this I can probably help:

Cars mileage?

Last time the rotor button was and distr cap was changed?

Have you ever tugged on the spark plug wires while they were warm (a big no no)?

Any previous maintainance which has been recently performed?

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No spark from coil to distrubuter

Disconnect the ignition coil output wire at the distributor cap.
Connect a spark plug to the end of the ignition coil output wire which you just disconnected.
Connect a ground wire to the threaded portion of the spark plug.
Disconnect the ignition coil ground wire from the negative terminal on the coil (Green Wire).
Connect one end of a ground wire to the ignition coil negative terminal.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
Tap the other end of the ignition coil ground wire jumper on an good grounding point (for example the battery negative terminal) and look for sparks at the spark plug that correspond to the frequency of your tapping of the ground wire.
If you have a good spark at the spark plug, the ignition coil is good.
If you don't get a good spark, check for approximately 12 VDC from the coil positive terminal (black wire) to ground with the ignition switch in the ON position. You should also get approximately 12 VDC from the coil negative terminal (Green wire) to ground
Ignition Coil Resistance Check

In addition to the test above, you may elect to perform an ignition coil resistance check as confirmation of the coil's condition.

Check the ignition coil primary coil resistance by connecting an ohmmeter between the positive (Black wire) and negative (Green wire) terminals on the coil. The resistance should be 0.4 to 0.6 ohms.
Check the ignition coil secondary coil resistance by connecting an ohmmeter between the coil output terminal and the ignition coil negative terminal. The resistance should be 5000 to 7200 ohms.

You may have a bad coil or bad ground or wire connection

Jan 23, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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Hi I put in a new distrubuter some how my marks are not right how do I get my distrubuter one number on and how down I know if one one is on compression stoke

Do you know which cylinder is number one? Does the balancer have timing marks? if so, put the timing marks on zero, hopefully the number one piston is all the way up. Sometimes you can use a piece of wire in the spark hole to feel the top of the piston, then move crank by hand to feel the piston come up.
You could use a piece if fuel line hose that fit snuggly in the spark plug hole, if you can't blow air into the cylinder, it should be on the compression stroke. There are many ways to check that.
Once you stab the distributor, which ever spark plug tower the rotor is pointing at/leading into, becomes number one. Then you follow the firing order around the cap in direction of rotation. It is possible you may have to move spark plug wires around to get everything to reach.
This info is basic info, your year--make--model didn't post for some reason? I can't look anything up? Because of that, I accept no liability.

May 17, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Will not crank

Tps has nothing to do with sparks. If you had sparks going to the distrubuter but none coming out, the cap or rotor is not installed correctly.

Nov 10, 2017 | 2001 Chevrolet Express

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Engine runs for two minites and shuts down

Sounds electrical try replacing battery and then alternator if nothing changes. Out side of that it could be plugs, spark wires, distrubuter cap, or even your ecu.

Sep 22, 2012 | 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Acts like it will start and will not turn over.Has fire going in distrubuter but not out

Hi Friend:

#1) Check your Distributor Cap and Rotor,Cap could be Cracked or Damaged also Rotor.

#2) Since you have 4-coils its possible that 1-or more coils are Damaged,Test each one Individually,to make sure its not a Coil.

#3) Next if All checks out on #1 and #2 ,Then it sounds like your Ignition Control Module Or your Coil Pick-up, Start with your Control Module 1st. Is only held by a couple screws and wire connectors.

#4) Your pick up coil is located below your Distributor cap,The Distributor must be removed to replace it.

#5) If your distributor cap is not Cracked or Terminals Burn't or Carbon Deposits,I would Go Ahead and Replace the Control Module,its only like 30-35.00

This will help you solve your problem, Please let me know how you come out.

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Oct 05, 2010 | 1995 Cadillac DeVille

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There's sparks coming from one of the plugs. Is it the distributor cap or do I just need to replace the plug?

Um sounds like a PLUG issue, of sparks are coming from there. Distrubuter cap is a long ways away....Plug or wire is most likely, according to your description,

Aug 17, 2010 | 1994 Buick Century

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I took of*** my spark plug wires working on my small block 350 pickup and I don't remember the the firing order to put the new wires back on. Is there a diagram anywhere or is it even that difficult to...

Next time number each lead before you remove it and no. the dissy cap as well

The firing order, which should be cast into the intake manifold, for the chevy small block V8 is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The firing order is the numerical sequence in which the spark plugs are fired. The insertion position of each spark plug wire around the circumference of the distributor cap can be found according to a clock face. The insertion sequence determines the firing order. The firing order is followed clockwise around the distributor cap starting from the 6:30 position with the 6:30 position being the number one cylinder spark plug wire.
On classic chevy small block engines that use ignition breaker points instead of electronic ignitions, the number one cylinder is the one immediately clockwise of the small metal sash cover on the distributor cap. The firing order starts here. There is no sash cover on the distributor cap for GM HEI electronic ignitions, and the firing order is the same, but starting at the 5:30 position.
The firing order makes sense if you know how the cylinders are numbered. The number one cylinder is the front most on the drivers side and 2 being the front most on the passenger side. From front to back, the cylinders are odd numbered on the drivers side, and even numbered on the passenger side.
See the diagram; Click to open a printable larger image in a new window. The firing order starts with the number one cylinder. We would connect the number one spark plug wire to the distributor cap terminal in the 6:30 position. distributor.pngSince the next cylinder in the firing order is 8 (passenger side rear), we connect the number 8 spark plug wire to the next distributor cap terminal (approximately 7:30 position) in the clockwise direction from number one. You need to be sure you continue the firing order in the clockwise direction around the chevy small block distributor cap from the last installed spark plug wire. Setting the rest of the firing order is just a matter of repetition. Be sure to count the spark plugs from front to back on each side of the motor to identify the correct cylinder number in the firing order.

Jun 21, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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I have 1988 pontiac grand prix se with 2.8 v6 i have 3 spark plugs on the back and 3 on the front i replaced the the spark wire but i dont know what wire gose where in the spark coile

this engine is turned sideways in the engine compartment. looking at the front of the engine, where belts and pulleys are mounted, the odd number cylinders are on the left, the even to the right. starting from the front of the engine, counting towards the rear, the cylinders are numbered 1, 3, 5 on the left and 2,4,6 on the right. remove the spark plug in the number one cylinder and place a peice of tissue in the hole. now crank the engine in very short bursts. as soon as you hear the engine crank, let off the key. check for the tissue to fly out of the spark plug hole. once the tissue flies out, the number one piston is up. now you need to take the cap off the coil, and see where the rotor is pointed. hold the cap over the rotor to see which terminal lines up with the rotor contactor. connect one end of the plug wire to the corresponding terminal, and the other end to the number one cylinder spark plug after it is reinstalled. from here the coil terminals are numbered in a clockwise direction. the firing order for your engine is 1-2-3-4-5-6, so you just connect one end of a plug wire to the number two terminal, and the other end to the spark plug in the number two cylinder. repeat this procedure for the remaining wires,

Jan 21, 2010 | 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix

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I have a 2003 Honda Accord DX. Car will not idle and is running rough in all gears (standard).

try replacing the spark plugs and spark plug wires and distrubution cap

Jun 17, 2009 | 2003 Honda Accord

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