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Old 05-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hello everybody, i have an electrical problem. The car starts (most of the time) but after a while it stalls. When i leave the ignition on i can hear random electric discharge in the distributor cap. Does anyone have a clue how to fix this???

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Old 05-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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I'd change the cap and wires

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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What year and engine?
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Carbon tracing or something like that. Time for a rotor cap and wires.
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So you can hear sparking when the engine is not running but with the ignition on???You have a serious issue in your distributor then....
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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He is from 1989. Yes i hear sparking when the engine is off and the contact is on. Seems to me that has nothing to do with the distributor, -cap or wires. They function. Problem is getting electrical pulses, but from where? And how to fix that?
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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That is really strange. You can't locate the sound? Try it at night, maybe you can see something arching. Only thing I can think of is the coil is discharging for some reason

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