Auto Systems and Repair: Ignition Distributor

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Hard starting, misfire, lack of power, and/or stalling
  • Illumination of the Check Engine Light
  • Engine oil leak
  • Abnormal noise

Related Repair Advice

  • An external oil leak from the distributor base can be repaired, so replacement of the complete distributor may not be necessary
  • In some cases, failure of internal distributor components may require replacement of the complete distributor assembly