Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? - Honda-Tech

Go Back   > >
Log In 


Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-07-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Calvinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,169
Default Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor?

Sorry, the search feature is down. Basically, what usually happens when you have a bad cap and rotor? Also, how often are they supposed to be changed?
Calvinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 04:35 PM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Calvinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,169
Default Re: Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? (xtremeazian)

Does anyone know?
Calvinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 04:38 PM   #3
 
jethawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 230
Default Re: Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? (xtremeazian)

i had my dizzy go on me on my way home one day... driving home from picking up my GF... my CEL light came on and then the car died like it ran out of gas... push the pedal down to the floor and the revs kept dropping... pulled over to the side of the road and called a tow truck because the car definetly wasnt going to start.. good thing it happend only 3 km away from my house after a 400 km road trip!
jethawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 04:39 PM   #4
Member
 
civictildeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: corner of bumfuck and you got a purty mouf
Posts: 2,466
Default Re: Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? (xtremeazian)

missing, crossfiring, hard to start in wet weather
civictildeath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 05:06 PM   #5
 
civiccpedx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: JERSEY, USA
Posts: 1,397
Default Re: Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? (civictildeath)

i think your suppose to replace them either every year, or every 6 months, im not sure. and my book is to far away
civiccpedx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 07:02 PM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Calvinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,169
Default Re: Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? (jethawk)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jethawk
i had my dizzy go on me on my way home one day... driving home from picking up my GF... my CEL light came on and then the car died like it ran out of gas... push the pedal down to the floor and the revs kept dropping... pulled over to the side of the road and called a tow truck because the car definetly wasnt going to start.. good thing it happend only 3 km away from my house after a 400 km road trip!
Hey Jethawk, that sounds EXACTLY like my problem. You replaced your cap and rotor and it was fine? Or you had to replace your whole dizzy? thanks let me know.
Calvinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 07:03 PM   #7
 
jethawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 230
Default Re: Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? (xtremeazian)

had to replace my whole dizzy... and its not a cheap part at all let me tell you that! lol
jethawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 07:06 PM   #8
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Calvinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,169
Default Re: Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? (jethawk)

damn...so im guessing replacing the cap and rotor won't do anything?
Calvinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 07:08 PM   #9
Honda-Tech Member
 
The Mista Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 1,153
Default Re: Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? (jethawk)

Every 30,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first inspect and replace, if necessary, the spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor

Check the outside for cracks and damage, then look inside it for cracks, carbon tracks and worn, burned or loose contacts.

Straight out of Haynes...
The Mista Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 07:10 PM   #10
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Calvinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,169
Default Re: Symtoms of a bad distributor cap and rotor? (xtremeazian)

Well, ill go ahead and try the cap and rotor, and if that doesn't work. I have a d16y8 dizzy laying around. Is there anyway I can swap the guts outta the y8 into the z6 dizzy since the z6 and y8 dizzy's dont interchange?
Calvinator is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MSD Rotor - Pro's or Cons? PINKIE2 Drag Racing 6 01-15-2014 08:00 PM
Mixing metals in distributor cap & rotor legendre Tech / Misc 3 11-07-2013 03:00 AM
Dizzy Distributor Rotor Rubbing against cap? suggestions? lmike6453 Acura Integra 16 02-22-2008 07:34 PM
no spark, new cap/rotor/igniter. bad distributor? so simple Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 1 01-03-2006 10:07 PM
how can i tell if my distributor cap and rotor is going bad? civicracer1993 Honda CRX / EF Civic (1988 - 1991) 3 11-06-2002 07:07 PM


Tags
96, b16, bad, cap, civic, distribuotr, distributor, dritrbuator, honda, replace, rotor, symptoms, symtpoms, thunderbird, turbo

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:21 AM.



Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.