What to know about the Distributor:
Three factors (fuel, air, and ignition) are needed to power the modern internal combustion motor. The distributor houses a rotor that eases the spark necessary to ignite the fuel in a vehicle. The rotor turns within the distributor, links with the ignition coil, and generates electric current. This current passes to the spark plugs, which deliver the current from the rotor to the combustion chamber and enable the car to start.
Facts to Note:
A defective distributor will stop a vehicle from running correctly, because there will be no spark created to ignite the fuel in order to create combustion.
Generally, a distributor is positioned near the engine, but tracing spark plug wires will lead to its exact location.
An inspection by one your expert mechanics can determine if the distributor is defective. While the distributor may seem to be in working order from a visual inspection, it often requires to be dismantled completely to check the job of the rotor and other parts.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change Distributor:
Vehicle shakes strangely while at an idling stop
Vehicle stalls while at an idling stop
Vehicle’s RPMs are not steady (varying widely instead of smoothly raising, lowering, or maintaining)
High pitched squealing noise
Car tries to start, but won’t completely turn over
Importance of this service:
SEE ALSO:SIGNS OF A BAD DISTRIBUTOR CAP
While a car may still start with a defective distributor, the distributor will fail totally in time. If any of the above symptoms are being exhibited, it’s essential to schedule an inspection to decide the cause, so that a repair can be completed. If the vehicle stalls and fails to re-start in traffic, it can quickly become a safety issue for all vehicle occupants.