1997 Nissan Altima 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 180000 miles
The cap center terminal connects to the high-voltage feed from the distributor through a spring, which makes up when you install the cap to the body. I am working on a neighbor's car, and this spring is just that--a spring--with nothing but a tiny wire to an aluminum lug to make up its electrical circuit. I would expect a carbon button on the cap end--the spring appears to make a slip connection in the distributor body itself. My question: What is this connection? Am I missing a carbon button? Car runs funky intermittently and I'm trying for the easy stuff first.
Nissan service has been useless--these guys shuffle papers, and are reluctant to let you speak to a mechanic. I understand this, regarding wasting their time. Parts is more helpful, but their pics don't show this piece--they will sell me a distributor!
I can make up a carbon button from an old generator brush if needed, but I'm not sure what's needed!
HELP! And. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 12:23 PM