Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:42 pm Post subject: Distributor problem
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
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? _________________ Wes K
45 MB, 51 M38, 54 M37, 66 M101A1, 60 CJ5, 76 DJ5D, 47Bantam T3-C & 5? M100
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