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1992 Toyota Tercel Question: can a auto parts store check a distributor?

 

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lorrie, Osceola, IN, March 06, 2009, 19:15
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Is there a way to check a distributer to see if everything is in working order

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 06, 2009, 21:42
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    The best test to see if the sensors in the distributor are functioning correctly is to monitor there output signals on an a oscilloscope but the problem here being is that sometimes the sensors fail intermittently (usually due to heat) so the sensor may need to fail or show a "poor signal" to pin point failure.

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