Could my distributor and rotor cause my truck to just shut down after driving a while? But on the other hand it starts back up after checking plug wires for contact.
Shuts off on 1991 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
If the cap and rotor were the problem it would likely run rough and misfire. If they appear burned at all it is a good idea to replace them, but iIf the engine is shutting off instantly, it's probably something else.
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My ford f350 had same problem. i replaced the coil, new battery, and when i would check plugs and connections it would start right up. everyone kept telling me that was just coincidental. i might drive it for a month with no problems but it would suddenly appear after getting it and trying to start. the problem was the pick-up coil in bottom of the distributor. what was happening after truck cooled down giving pick-up coil time to cool off it would start right up. it finally got to point where it was doing it a lot. found it was cheaper to just replace the whole distributor. bought one that had cap and everything and was new not rebuilt for $169. should have seen the old distributor, was rusted and corroded bad. been 7 months now and haven't had the first problem.