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Old 11-08-2009, 06:33 AM   #11
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Okay! Thanks guys. I'm going to have a friend look over this thread and perform these tasks. I will respond to this thread and calculate my mileage after my car has been serviced.

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:26 AM   #12
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That car came from the factory with a "100,000 mile" ignition system. Plugs, wires, Cap, (& rotor if equipped) should have all been replaced at 100k miles. If it wasn't you're severely overdue. Catch up on your maintenance that's behind, then re-evaluate the vehicle.
If your mechanic finds a cap or a rotor, do yourself a favor and find a new mechanic.

Do not believe everything you read on the internet.
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That's why I said if equipped, because I was going from memory, and wasn't sure if that vehicle had a cap & rotor or not.
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the way you wrote (& rotor if equipped) made it sound like the car could have a cap but no rotor...

In either case, there are coil packs.

The OP should remember to use plenty of di-electric grease on the spark plug boots and make sure the coil pack towers (the nipples if you'd rather think of them that way) are clean of rust.
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I have seen cars with something resembling a cap, but no rotor, and that's the configuration I was thinking the car had. That's why I worded it that way. Sorry for the confusion.

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that car has (ignition)coil packs that are sometimes overlooked in regard to performance and maintenance.
that was already covered BTW.
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