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A bad distributor cap can cause a whole lot of problems for your car. On the plus side, it?s a fairly simple fix?even if you?re not mechanically inclined.

If you need to replace your distributor cap but aren?t sure where to start, then you?ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn the signs and symptoms of a bad distributor cap and how to replace it.

What Is a Distributor Cap?

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In case you?re not car savvy, we?ll start by explaining what a distributor cap is?and why it?s important.

The distributor cap is the cover of your distributor. It?s made of hard plastic and copper, and it?s shaped like a crown with black cables coming out of the top?kind of like Predator. Its