Constant Issues with Dist. Cap / Rotor

Constant Issues with Dist. Cap / Rotor

Postby myinhousebigdog [OP] » May 4th 2018, 10:48pm

Hi, I have the following:
*2005 Safari / AWD / 4.7 L
*Est. miles, 171,000
I used to have another Safari that I had for 10 years, prior to this '05, and never had this problem.
Problem:
>I have literally had installed in this Van, (4) times not including the original, (5), a Distributor Cap / Rotor. These kits never come with any type of -O- ring or gasket to act as a moisture barrier.
>Seems like, depending on the weather, ie. cold to humidity, rain dampness, etc., my van just won't turn over! Very Frustrating to say the least.
>I never ever had a vehicle that is like this one with this issue.
Please Help?
>Did anyone ever hear of such a thing with this (year) of Safari?
>Can anyone elaborate as to why this is happening?
>Could it be the Distributor, itself? Be replaced?
>Could it be something else beside the Dist. cap & Rotor?
>Just had a full tune-up about (2_ years ago.
***Just Sad, that every time now when I go out to this van to start it, it's like 50/50 chance of starting!
Thank You all for reading my post and I hope that someone can shed some light on this for me.
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Re: Constant Issues with Dist. Cap / Rotor

Postby AstroWill » May 4th 2018, 11:27pm

Yep, I have had that exact problem, exacerbated by high humidity. Check your distributor drive gear https://sites.google.com/site/astrosafa ... or-disease

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Re: Constant Issues with Dist. Cap / Rotor

Postby Leeann_93 » May 5th 2018, 1:38am

Absolutely. Distributor itself or leaky wires.
'05 Astro AWD vin X
'02 Astro LS AWD vin X
'00 Astro LS AWD - WIP
'99 Safari XLE AWD - broke
'93 AWD EXT vin W - real broke
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Issues with distributor cap & rotor, again and again?

Postby myinhousebigdog [OP] » May 10th 2018, 6:48pm

Hi, I have the following:
*2005 Safari / AWD / 4.7 L
*Est. miles, 171,000
I used to have another Safari that I had for 10 years, prior to this '05, and never had this problem.
Problem:
>I have literally had installed in this Van, (4) times not including the original, (5), a Distributor Cap / Rotor. These kits never come with any type of -O- ring or gasket to act as a moisture barrier.
>Seems like, depending on the weather, ie. cold to humidity, rain dampness, etc., my van just won't turn over! Very Frustrating to say the least.
>I never ever had a vehicle that is like this one with this issue.
Please Help?
>Did anyone ever hear of such a thing with this (year) of Safari?
>Can anyone elaborate as to why this is happening?
>Could it be the Distributor, itself? Be replaced?
>Could it be something else beside the Dist. cap & Rotor?
>Just had a full tune-up about (2) years ago.
***Just Sad, that every time now when I go out to this van to start it, it's like 50/50 chance of starting!
Thank You all for reading my post and I hope that someone can shed some light on this for me.
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Re: Constant Issues with Dist. Cap / Rotor

Postby AstroWill » May 10th 2018, 7:03pm

Merged with existing, identical post/topic.

myinhousebigdog wrote:Hi, I have the following:
*2005 Safari / AWD / 4.7 L
*Est. miles, 171,000

Probably the 4.3v6

myinhousebigdog wrote:I used to have another Safari that I had for 10 years, prior to this '05, and never had this problem.
Problem:
>I have literally had installed in this Van, (4) times not including the original, (5), a Distributor Cap / Rotor. These kits never come with any type of -O- ring or gasket to act as a moisture barrier.

Not supposed to, needs ventilation, not to be sealed up. See the link posted above
myinhousebigdog wrote:>Seems like, depending on the weather, ie. cold to humidity, rain dampness, etc., my van just won't turn over! Very Frustrating to say the least.
>I never ever had a vehicle that is like this one with this issue.
Please Help?
>Did anyone ever hear of such a thing with this (year) of Safari?

Common with the changeover to the pancake distributors. See the link posted above
myinhousebigdog wrote:>Can anyone elaborate as to why this is happening?

See the link posted above
myinhousebigdog wrote:>Could it be the Distributor, itself? Be replaced?

Could be, see the link posted above
myinhousebigdog wrote:>Could it be something else beside the Dist. cap & Rotor?

Could be, see the link posted above
myinhousebigdog wrote:>Just had a full tune-up about (2_ years ago.

What was done with the tune-up?

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