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can a cracked distributor cause the engine not to start

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can a cracked distributor cause the engine not to start
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am here to try and assist your with your question. Yes it sure can as the spark will follow the crack and can cause a misfire or a no start
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Before I buy new distributor I would like to read this one out with a meter. What are the resistance values and which terminals do I read.

 

Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
What year,make, and model are you working on?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
2001 Chyrsler Sebring coupe with the Mitsubishi 3.0 liter engine
Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
I checked and do not have a listing for resistance values for this vehicle
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Ok thanks

 

Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
No worries.....

Take Care
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Is the distributor on this vehicle a high failure item.

Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
No not really but if cracked it needs replaced
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Ok thanks again

Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
No worries.....have a great weekend!

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