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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Distributor problem Reply with quote

I have a 59 Willy CJ5 that has a issue starting. I have a electronic distributor and has always worked fine. One day it decided not to start and so I popped the hood and pulled the center plug on distributor. I pulled the plug just enough where the electrode is touching the center hole. It fired right up. I then plugged it firmly back into place. I'm now having to do this every time I start it. What do you think could be the issue? Thx
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I assume when you say electronic you are actually referring to a Pertronics mechanical points replacement Hall Effect kit trigger set and not a full blown electronic ignition system found on cars newer then 1980.

Points to a possible corroded coil lead socket, a gap issue at the rotor/cap or the plugs, or an intermittent open in the coil lead itself. Is your coil lead solid wire core or carbon core?
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