: burning

2010 tank
10-24-10, 08:15 PM
i go to start my 85 fleetwood and the connector to the distributor cap starts to smoke a crap load. i am guessing something is faulty on the distributor. opened it up and the the coil had melted and there was some kind of fluid dont know if its grease or what. should i replace the whole distributor or just the coil and cap?

the recluse
10-24-10, 09:58 PM
If the coil had melted that "grease" is only the wax they use between the windings. Coil shorted out.Just replace the coil and cap and make sure that the wax isn't in the distributor itself.

2010 tank
10-25-10, 01:21 AM
thanks, i am guessing that is what was causing my car not to start