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post #1 of 21 Old 06-22-2009, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing distributorcap/rotor

On a ZJ 5.9 with approx. 50.000 miles on it...worth it or not?

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post #2 of 21 Old 06-22-2009, 01:35 PM
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Depends on if you want good spark to your combustion chamber.

If you replace it, go for the brass contacts. The aluminum ones corrode and cause sluggish starts and performance.


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LOL Yes I would like that actually!

Brass contacts? You mean the rotor tips or the contacts in the cap itself?
Wich ones are sold at the dealers, or both?

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I just bought an accel cap and rotor. Brass contacts on both. go to the hughes engine site, got both for 30 shipped.

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You better bring plenty of patience with you when you change that cap.

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You better bring plenty of patience with you when you change that cap.
and midget hands....

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You better bring plenty of patience with you when you change that cap.
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and watch out for those vacuum lines. My hands are huge and I think I only snapped about 3 or 4. No cruise,default defrost, etc ...

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I want to replace mine. Glad I got the heads up. Thanks!

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Errr...how's that?

From what I can tell it's not that bad? Undo two screws holding the cap on and in my Jeep you can reach it quite easily....granted I've got long arms so easy to reach over for it but I failo to see thye problem?

Any hints before I regret ever doing it lol?
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don't have big hairy American man hands. that's what I got out of it. That is why it may be and issue for me.

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Errr...how's that?

From what I can tell it's not that bad? Undo two screws holding the cap on and in my Jeep you can reach it quite easily....granted I've got long arms so easy to reach over for it but I failo to see thye problem?

Any hints before I regret ever doing it lol?
Get back with us after you changed it.

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Errr...how's that?

From what I can tell it's not that bad? Undo two screws holding the cap on and in my Jeep you can reach it quite easily....granted I've got long arms so easy to reach over for it but I failo to see thye problem?

Any hints before I regret ever doing it lol?
Try it with a 6" lift bud. My wife snapped a pic of me cracking "plumber style"

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Just got done replacing the cap and rotor on my 5.2. Easiest thing ive done. You guys make it sound worse than it actually is.
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it honestly wasnt all that hard to change mine. and i have big hands.

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