HOW CAN I TELL IF THE DISTRIBUTOR IS BAD ON MY

1990 Honda CRX

Tiny

margaret lane

January, 22, 2012 AT 7:33 PM

My car starts but there's a noise coming from the distributor area

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5 Answers

Tiny

fixitmr

January, 22, 2012 AT 7:57 PM

You could remove and check play in shaft? Or possibly remove cap and watch it spin while cranking to see if anything seems loose? You didn't say what kind of noise? You could use an auto stethoscope $5 at harbor freight to listen to parts to determine source.

Tiny

margaret lane

January, 22, 2012 AT 8:34 PM

Thanks for your response. What is harbor Freight? I took off the distributor cap and turned the engine over and nothing seemed loose. Hard to describe the noise? If the distributor was totally bad, wouldnt the engine not be able to start?

Tiny

fixitmr

January, 22, 2012 AT 9:19 PM

Harbor freight is a 'chain' tool store. And sound may not be from distributor? You can try a tube to your ear to locate sound better. Or maybe 'feel' it using hand or added extension implement?

Tiny

margaret lane

January, 22, 2012 AT 10:08 PM

Would other auto parts stores have that tool? Pretty sure the sound is coming from the distributor. And I felt it and it vibrates.

Tiny

fixitmr

January, 23, 2012 AT 4:55 AM

They might. Probably cost more. When did you notice noise? And what kind of noise is it?

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