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Re: Stormy Breakdown (long)
Posted by S Carlson [Email] (more from S Carlson) on Thu, 3 May 2018 10:34:54
In Reply to: Re: Stormy Breakdown (long), Saabina, Wed, 2 May 2018 23:41:28
I had a similar problem, except it was any kind of humidity, not just rain. I read some forums suggesting it might be plug wires. They said to check for arcing from plug wires (and coil wire) to ground with engine running. I looked but could see nothing in the daytime. In the dark, however, the car was like a freakin Tesla coil. Thin blue spiderweb sparks going from every wire to anything metal nearby. Coil wire in particular. Spray the plug wires down with WD-40 was the temporary cure (the WD means water displacing, and I guess it works for something), and replacing the plug wires was the permanent fix.
I second Saabina's analysis. Plugs, wires, cap, rotor are a good place to start.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Stormy Breakdown (long), Arabiflora , Wed, 2 May 2018 21:48:32
- Re: Stormy Breakdown (long) FOLLOW-UP, Arabiflora , Sat, 12 May 2018 00:58:191
- Re: Stormy Breakdown (long), Saabina, Wed, 2 May 2018 23:41:28
- Re: Stormy Breakdown (long), S Carlson, Thu, 3 May 2018 10:34:54 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Stormy Daniels Breakdown (ugh), eee, Wed, 9 May 2018 06:18:25
- Re: Stormy Breakdown (long), dr fall, Thu, 3 May 2018 20:12:37
- Re: Stormy Breakdown (long), dr fall, Thu, 3 May 2018 19:42:12
- Re: Stormy Breakdown (long), dr fall, Thu, 3 May 2018 19:41:15
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