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1995 Mazda MX-6 Question: what causes the distributor to arc out against the cap screw?

 

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bigdaddytiger, 2.5L V6, Potwin, KS, April 03, 2013, 06:19
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had new distributor and noticed it was arcing fire out from where the cap seals to the distributor, tryed new cap and it still done it , so i bought a whole new distributor and new cap and rotor and tryed it and it works fine until the engine gets warm and then it does it again....HELP.......thanks

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    globalhelper April 03, 2013, 06:32
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    are you missing the cap seal? never heard of this before,unless there is moisture around the area

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    bigdaddytiger, April 03, 2013, 10:29
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    yes it has seal

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    pushrod April 03, 2013, 07:06
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    Ignition coil under cap is the problem! That's the part the wire connector hooks to. About 45.00 from NAPA, I think. It is just that I have fixed this before only reason I know anything about it. Now that was the problem on the one I had in the shop doing the same thing!

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    bigdaddytiger, April 03, 2013, 10:34
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    I haven't changed the coil but I will try , just thinking had a new distributor in it , and it was doing this so I bought another new distributor and put it in and it was fine til the engine got warm (about 20 min.) then it started doing it , whats the possibility of both coils being bad....

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    pushrod, April 03, 2013, 14:41
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    This is the first time you posted that info.!! Not likely 2 coils bad, unless cap was improperly torqued!?
    Good luck with this one!

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    bigdaddytiger, April 08, 2013, 09:12
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    thanks and yes it was coil,now the car will not go into 3rd it is an automatic and was working fine , any ideas...shifts from 1 to 2nd at about 5000 rpms and then from 2 to 3 about 6-7000 rpms , figure that is alot too much what to do

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    pushrod, April 08, 2013, 15:06
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    Yes I already know that it was the coil. Have a mechanic check the trans. detent cable adjustment!!!!!!!!"

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