How to Identify a Malfunctioning Distributor Cap

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The distributor of your car seems to be the most important mechanism. It is mostly used for supporting the engine distribution currents and connect the spark plugs to the ignition coil. So, your car won't run with a faulty distributor. The symptoms of a bad distributor cap can be revealed anytime that you need to observe it carefully. There are many faulty distributor cap symptoms are arises in your way. Here are the following slides provide you the clean and precise information about the revealed symptoms of a bad distributor cap and the way to recognize it.

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How to Identify a Malfunctioning Distributor Cap

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Distributors play an important role in the car's mechanism and a vehicle won't run with a faulty distributor.

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It supports the engine's distributing current and connects the spark plugs to the ignition coil.

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However, a bad distributor cap symptoms can get revealed anytime and you need to be careful about it.

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Here are the working mechanism & symptoms that will help you in identifying a malfunctioning distributor cap.

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How does it work?

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Before knowing the symptoms of a bad distributor, you need to know its working. Distributors are mechanical devices that use rotating shaft.

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The distributor cap and rotor are responsible for keeping the distributor away from the engine.

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Furthermore, they keep the distributor's engine parts neat and clean. While the rotor and cap also support the high volts of energy & delivers it to the spark plugs.

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Unusual noises Difficulties when starting Shaking Stalling and backfire Here are the symptoms of a bad distributor cap : Symptoms of failing distributor cap 1 2 3 4

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Unusual noises

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Squealing noise from the car is the first sign of a bad distributor cap and if nothing else seems to be wrong, then you need to check the distributor cap.

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The squealing noise is caused due to the air circulation through the car engine and you will also find the distributor cap dirty, greased and full of pollutants.

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Difficulties when starting

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Another major symptom of a bad distributor cap is facing problem in starting the car. In fact, the problem worsens in cold weather or low temperatures.

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This happens because the cold weather freezes or cools down the cap and then the sudden heat when starting the engine causes cracks in the cap.

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Shaking

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If you are experiencing extreme shaking or vibration when starting or shifting the gears, then it indicates an issue in the distributor cap.

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The problem is more alarming when you feel the vibration throughout the vehicle, and never ignore this problem when it arises.

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Stalling and backfire

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If your car starts easily but stalls or backfires on the road, this is because your distributor cap is faulty.

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Since the distributor cap contains the rotor that spins the voltage, it has to work properly and if anything prevents the rotor from spinning, it will work only at a part of the time.

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Finally

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These are the common symptoms exhibited by a failing distributor cap that you could come across.

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It is imperative that if you come across any of these symptoms, then immediately take your car to an automotive repair shop.

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