In the last year i have gone through 1 distributor but 3 sets of caps and rotors. Have done a tune up new plugs and wires tried the brass contacts cap and rotor, new coil, had a mechanic check pos.


Asked by Oct 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It still goes through cap and rotor like they are going out of style. Im at a loss.


Is it scorching them or just going bad with no signs of anything?


Could the distributor shaft be out of round?

Chris Sanders

There is a break down in your ignnition coil.Your probably finding red dust insife your distributor.A sure sign of weak fire and a bad ignition coil.


The contacts inside the cap are brass on the last one that i just changed they turned a white powdery look with black scores in the middle of each post

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But no on the red dust And the distributor is new less than a year old not remanufactured.

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Sound,s like the distributor is bad again,the distributor ground,s through the block,if you have this kind of problem,i would think it would be a ground to block problem,check all ground lead,s to the block and to head,s,bad ground will cause this.

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