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Car starts and runs good untill the motor warms up.once the motor gets hot,the car cuts off and will not start.ran water over the distributor and the car started.what caused that?

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  • marvin mcgill May 25, 2011

    what causes the distributor to get hot and makes it not fire?i replaced the cap,rotor and coil.the car turns over but wont start.

  • marvin mcgill Jan 11, 2013

    thanks,i have tried two other distributors and the car is doing the same thing



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The most likely cause is you have a bad distributor. The coil is inside the distributor and when it gets hot, it quits creating spark. The testing to verify this is a little complicated and takes a little know how.
To test the coil in the distributor first disconnect the Automatic Shut Down (ASD) relay (located on the drivers side on the firewall in a group of three relays, it is the middle one) and the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) (on the drivers side in the front of engine compartment to the right of the air filter housing) connectors.

Next, remove the distributor cap and connect a grounded jumper wire near the coil tower. This is to check for spark jumping from the coil.

Jumper pin 30 to pin 87 at the ASD relay.

Check for 12 volts to the Dark Green/Orange wire at the single wire connector at the distributor. This wire feeds the positive side of the coil.

5. Connect a 12v test light to B+. With the probe end of the test light, momentarily tap the Black/Gray wire at pin 11of the PCM. This action should cause the coil to fire. If there is no spark out of the coil tower during this step, the distributor has failed and needs to be replaced. If there is spark from the coil tower check all powers and grounds at the PCM.
Hope this helps. Good luck!!

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  • marvin mcgill Apr 20, 2011

    when removing the ignition coil from the distributor,there is a plate that fell out of there some placei can find a diagram of the distributor and all its parts?

  • marvin mcgill Apr 20, 2011

    where can i find a diagram of the break down of a distributor for a 1999 chrysler sebring lxi with a 2.5

  • marvin mcgill May 02, 2011

    i replaced the distributor cap and rotor button and ignition coil and the car is continuing to do the same thing. when it gets warm, it cuts off and will not start for a while. but if you run water over the distributor, it starts right up. what else can it be?

  • marvin mcgill May 02, 2011

    back again. i replaced the distributor cap ,rotor button and the ignition coil but the car is doing the same thing.when it gets warm, it will cut off and will not start for a while.if i run water over the distributor cap,it will start right up.whats causing the coil to get hot like that. what else is there and what else can i do?

  • marvin mcgill May 14, 2011

    I replaced the distributor cap,rotor button,and the ignition coil and the car is still cutting off.when it gets warm, it cutsoff and wont start untill 20-30 min later.what else can be the problem?

  • marvin mcgill Jan 11, 2013

    thanks,i have tried two other distributors and no luck.may have to take it t a shop


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