Distributor/breakdown syptoms?
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    Distributor/breakdown syptoms?

    Could a faulty distributor cause my car to idle rough,backfire,hesitate,stall,lack power and make the check engine light and the MPG screen flicker, ?

    Thanks

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    Re: Distributor/breakdown syptoms?

    Indeed. I'm not too sure about the MPG screen flickering but it could definately cause the other symptoms you mention.

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    Re: Distributor/breakdown syptoms?

    Hi Davesdeville

    I've noticed that when i remove the No.8 spark plug wire from the distributor the check engine light stays off and the MPG screen doesn't flicker when i give it gas, although the car misses,

    Any ideas as to whats wrong

    Thanks

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    Re: Distributor/breakdown syptoms?

    Try switching it with another wire and see if the same wire will do the same thing in a differant positon. If so you should probably get a new set of wires.

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