How long to wear out a distributor?
Hi all- FNG here.
I've got ~185K miles on my 97 TJ 4.0L. I'm the original owner, I do all my own maintenance on a regular basis, and up till now I've have had little to no engine problems thus far.
Recently I started getting some rough running when accellerating after a cold start. And the check engine light came on (for the first time ever) a couple of times (code 43). I thought I would start the diagnostics with a fresh tune up, but when I was changing out the cap and rotor I noticed some play in the distributor shaft that I had never noticed before. It easily wiggles in all directions (including up and down) at least an eighth of an inch, maybe more. Like I said, I've never noticed this before.
Does it sound like the distributor is worn out?
Anybody know how much "wiggle" there should be?
Anybody know where I can get a new one?
Thanks for the help guys.