The capacitor is, in fact, built into the wiring harness. The Dodge dlr told me that the harness had to be replaced to fix the problem.
To verify the cap as bad, I took the car out and got it warmed up. I then got the car in the garage, and took a hair drier and concentrated heat on the cap with the engine idling. As the cap got hot, the engine misfired and eventually died and would not restart. I cooled the cap off with compressed air and the engine restarted and ran smoothly. Just to be sure, I repeated it. Then I had to figure out what to do about it since I wasn't about to replace the engine harness.
I tried to get a matching cap from the local electronics suppliers. None had one with matching specs. Then I thought about a condenser from a point ign. A condenser is nothing but a capacitor under another name. Spent the $3 to get one, soldered it in and problem is solved.
Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 8:34 PM