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J Miller

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Pathfinder has been giving us trouble since January.   Sometimes on a cold humid day it just will not start.  It did it again end of last week and I pulled the cap, wiped it out and the thing started right up.
As it was running I was checking the wires and got a big tingle through the cap, not a good sign.  
We had some parts that we'd bought for my wife's truck that were never used, so we were lucky and got store credit towards a new cap and rotor.

Yesterday as I was putting the new cap on, out in the cold wind, two days out of surgery [rolleyes] , this is what we found when we got the old cap off:

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This is what we found under the coil wire.   Hmmm, think that might have something to do with the starting issues?

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I'm surprised it started at all.
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That'll do it every time!
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well that's yer problem right there!  LOL

Yeah, Carbon dust builds up, bonds to the plastic, forms conductive paths, which causes additional heat, which breaks down the plastic, then It just goes downhill from there.... 

FYI - Checking the wires by hand while running is a good way to stop your heart....  There is enough voltage in the coil wire to pick up a 200# man and throw him back 5 feet into a garage door (yes, I know from personal experience when I was 18 and still immortal...) NOW I use long needle nose pliers with rubber grips for doing those kind of silly things.



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Good thing the insulation on the wires is still good, huh.    That would have been a shocking experience.  [eek]   [crazy]


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