Crazy Distruibutor Problem

VMAX

Junior Member
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MICHIGAN
WHEN I TURN MY KEY OVER TO IGNITION,ABOUT A MINUTE LATER MY DISTRUIBUTOR GETS A ELECTRICAL CHARGE IT SOUNDS LIKE A SNAPING SOUND, IT HAPPENS ABOUT EVERY 10 SECONDS.
I PUT A NEW CAP AND BUTTON ON THE GROUNDS ARE GOOD.
BUT WHAT WOULD BE CAUSING THE CAP TO GET ELECTRICAL SURGES?
SOMEONE TOLD ME A BAD KEY SWITCH COULD BE THE PROBLEM.
ANY COMMENTS WOULD BE A GREAT HELP.THANKS,JEFF
 
Asuming that you have a full size pick up or not to that matter, check body to engine ground wire make sure that is grounding properly. Then next (best to do in the dark)is check the plug wires for shorting out on something like the air cleaner, other wires, engine, or body. If you don't have a H.E.I. check the coil for shorting out some where a long the line. That should be the only problems that would make a loud electical sound that you have discribed. Any thing in the distributor shouldn't make any type of sound noticable sound to the ear, if so you realy got a problem. In that case GM distributors are a dime a dozen, but check the wires at night you might see them arcing out some where.
 
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