Car died while driving, not the alternator
1990 Honda Accord

Car died while driving, not the alternator

(1990 Honda Accord)
So my alternator and battery are good, but the car stopped running while I was driving and won't start. I replaced the cap and rotor and the o-ring in my distributor about a month ago, but the cap already has a small crack in it- could this be the problem or is it more likely the distributor itself? Any other ideas? Thanks
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on March 07, 2011
Any crack in cap is not good. Can allow moisture to cause problems. The igniter on these vehicles are common problems.
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on March 08, 2011
Can you give me more info about the igniter? Is it part of the distributor or a whole different part? (I'm new to mechanics, humor my ignorance please and thank you)
Is a seperate component that is mounted on distributor.
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on March 07, 2011
Any crack in cap is not good. Can allow moisture to cause problems. The igniter on these vehicles are common problems.
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on March 08, 2011
Can you give me more info about the igniter? Is it part of the distributor or a whole different part? (I'm new to mechanics, humor my ignorance please and thank you)
Is a seperate component that is mounted on distributor.

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