1984 subaru brat automatic with 2 wheel drive and a button for 4 wheel.

Asked by Jan 28, 2012 at 10:40 AM about the 1984 Subaru BRAT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A shop replaced the bad distributor with a rebuilt one. It failed and they replaced
it again a 2nd time for free.  After about 200-300 miles it stops running again. The
garage is 160 miles away where I had the work done.  It has failed again and I had
it towed 4 miles away.  This new garage says it is the electronic part of the
distributor.  This would be the 3rd one and the original garage doesn't know what
to do. The best Subaru dealer says that Nipo-Denso is for 2 wheel and Hitachi is
for 4 wheel.  All three garages agree the rebuilt distributor is Nipo-Denso.  We all
don't understand what the original equipment on an EA81 should be.  In other
words how did a nipon-denso get put into it when Subaru believes it should be the
Hitachi.  None of us know what to do now.  Ken  916 849-8746  

1 Answer

That goes without saying. The question is NOT how to say what the problem is the answer should solve the problem. In other words 'WHAT DOES A SHOP DO IN THIS CASE SO THAT A 4TH DISTRIBUTOR (THE CORRECT ONE INSERTED) DOES NOT QUIT?"

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