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Old 07-22-2004, 07:36 PM   #1
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How do you tell whether your rotor is bad or not? Mine have some rust on top of the middle on the rotor.
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How do you tell whether your rotor is bad or not? Mine have some rust on top of the middle on the rotor.
Nothing wrong with rust on the rotor or hub. If you had bad rotors, there would be some shaking when you brake.
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When the rotors are cool, feel the surface, it should be smooth, if there are any grooves, they could be bad
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Hahaha sorry guys...I mean the rotor inside the distributor cap.
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omg....okay.....is the metal burnt or plastic melted? thats usually a good sign!
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Default Re: Signs of bad rotor? (djtony5)

if you have rust on the distributor rotor change it.

also check to see why your getting moisture in there.

it shouldnt be rounded off. also check the cap pins.

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hmm I just went out and inspect closely and notice that there were a little crack on the cap. It just a little crack though, not much. I guess I should change both of these and hopefully my cel light goes away. No wonder why my cel light comes on everytime it humid outside!
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that would explain it! ....your lucky your car still runs! ive had customers come in w/cracked caps and thier car wouldnt run at all bc of it.
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cracked cap your losing electricity in those cracks. what code are you throwing? i dont think there is a code for a bad distributor cap or cracked cap or anything like that.

let me know what code your throwing it could be something completely diffrent.
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It a code 63, Secondary o2 sensor. Iono how it could cause that either? I was just wondering because I can't figure how to get the cel to dissapear.
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why dont you take a look at your secondary o2 sensor.

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if there is rust on the rotor then you probally have a bad dizzy the bearring it going bad just be carefull they freeze up sometimes and you will get stuck ... i recomend buying a new dizzy housing and putting your old coil and ignitor in it
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