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    • (3 reviews)
      # sp8336
      Distributor by Spectra Premium®. Spectra Premium all new Distributors deliver powerful consistent OE spark for maximum combustion efficiency, accurate timing, and rock solid high-rpm performance. This first-rate product is designed with...
      Includes NEW OE style cap and NEW rotor100% endurance & life cycle tested to ensure they meet OEM specifications for fit, form and performance
      $24.10 - $257.73
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp5785
      Distributor by Delphi®. Is your vehicle hard to start? Does it miss under load and idle rough? Is your gas mileage not what it used to be? Your ignition system may need repair, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $162.78 - $249.25
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp6363
      Distributor by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the 1950’s, brand understands...
      OE quality products from top original equipmentTop quality materials
      $124.08 - $230.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp28013
      TechSmart™ Distributor by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for integrity to all...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $94.15
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp10810
      GM Original Equipment™ Ignition Distributor by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $180.06 - $390.08
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16845
      Professional™ Ignition Distributor by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $53.32 - $236.11
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp135063
      Ignition Distributor by Aceon®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading...
      Designed to provide long-lasting service lifeMade utilizing state-of-the-art equipment
      $14.88 - $80.42
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp1410
      Distributor by Omix-ADA®. Worn distributor components can cause excessive resistance and poor spark output, incorrect ignition timing, and cylinder misfire. To keep your Jeep's ignition system in top shape, we can provide you with...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $129.04 - $238.37
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp123006
      Distributor Drive Gear by Omix-ADA®. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or exceed stringent industry standards. Worn distributor components can cause excessive resistance and poor spark output, incorrect...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $23.57 - $34.05
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp137025
      Ignition Distributor by Genuine®. If your engine ignition parts is in need of repair, don’t compromise the performance and safety of your car with suspect, off-brand replacement parts from the local auto parts chain store. On our...
      Designed to restore your vehicle’s engine cooling systemGenuine OE replacement parts from the OE manufacturer
      $524.56 - $618.36
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16032
      Distributor by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $109.16 - $135.30
    • (5 reviews)
      # sp13166
      Ignition Distributor by WAI Global®. If your vehicle's ignition distributor wore out, WAI has you covered with the right part for your replacement needs. Precisely designed, this premium product provides the same quality, fit and...
      Designed to replace your factory distributorOptimizes the spark from the ignition system
      $37.62 - $552.27
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp43415
      Ignition Distributor by Original Equipment®. Is your vehicle hard to start? Does it miss under load and idle rough? Is your gas mileage not what it used to be? Your ignition system may need repair, but before you waste your time and gas...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $151.94 - $246.49
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4522922405
      Ignition Distributor Assembly by Eurospare®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great...
      24 Months/24,000 MilesPrecise manufacturing and high-grade materials
      $218.43
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp130246
      Ignition Distributor by Dansk®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading...
      Created by professionals to meet your requirementsWill look good for many years of use
      $63.06
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp98136
      Blue Streak™ Distributor Cap by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for integrity to...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $6.17 - $18.63
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp98137
      Blue Streak™ Distributor Rotor by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for integrity...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $2.46 - $10.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp49119
      Blue Streak™ Ignition Condenser by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for integrity...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $3.23 - $7.32
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp49120
      Blue Streak™ Ignition Contact Set by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $4.29 - $13.38
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp128510
      Blue Streak™ Ignition Distributor Cap Cover by Standard®. Is your vehicle hard to start? Does it miss under load and idle rough? Is your gas mileage not what it used to be? Your ignition system may need repair, but before you waste...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $7.67
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp27996
      Distributor Advance Weight Pin by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for integrity to...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $10.70
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16893
      Distributor Breaker Plate by Standard®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Standard features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $10.93 - $18.23
    • (1 review)
      # sp16897
      Distributor Cap by Standard®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Standard features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $5.71 - $34.67
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp98143
      Distributor Cap Adapter by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for integrity to all...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $5.07 - $17.67
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp128511
      Distributor Cap Cover by Standard®. Is your vehicle hard to start? Does it miss under load and idle rough? Is your gas mileage not what it used to be? Your ignition system may need repair, but before you waste your time and gas running...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $6.14
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp27998
      Distributor Cap Gasket by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for integrity to all...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $3.59
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp27997
      Distributor Cap and Rotor Kit by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for integrity to...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $109.46 - $168.23
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16907
      Distributor Check Valve by Standard®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Standard features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $5.27 - $10.34
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp27999
      Distributor Connector by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for integrity to all...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $52.72
    • (1 review)
      # sp16913
      Distributor Drive Gear by Standard®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Standard features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $3.72 - $92.79




    Your vehicle seems quite simple: it takes you to work, the store, or wherever you need to go. But of course it is nowhere near that simple, because it uses hundreds of parts, and they all play their role in a complex process that causes the wheels to start turning. One of the most difficult things is fuel ignition, and it does this with an ignition system. Central to this system is the ignition distributor, which is extremely important and you want it to be working at 100%.

    The ignition distributor is integral to your ignition system as it effectively determines how the cylinders 'fire,' which causes fuel to be burnt and wheels to turn. It routes the current from the ignition coil to each spark plug, and this is what causes the cylinders to operate in the right order so your engine runs smoothly. Of course, this is what happens when the distributor is working properly, but things change when it begins to fail, or when it breaks completely.

    When it does fail, you will need to replace it which means you need to know how to find it. It can usually be found beside the engine, and is a round object, made of metal, with a 'cap' at the top and a rod underneath, although this rod is sometimes not visible. It contains a rotor inside the cap, as well as a number of contacts that send the signal to their respective spark plug every time the rotor spins past them. Older distributors will often have another cap at the bottom, which is used to 'break' the connection.

    When you find it, you will see how many things are able to go wrong and why it will eventually need to be replaced if you own the vehicle long enough. Because it is in close contact with your engine, it gets hot and is constantly vibrating, which can cause issues with the contacts inside the cap. It has spark plug wires inside it, which can wear out over time, and the cap and rotor themselves will wear out over time. You may even find that the wires running to the top of the distributor will fail, as will the plugs connecting them to the distributor.

    When any of these parts fail, the problems will be immediate and you will notice them as soon as they occur. Because the distributor controls the way the cylinders fire, the symptoms will happen because the cylinders will not be firing in the right order, or they may not fire at all. Such symptoms will include a hesitation when you accelerate, a rough idle because a cylinder is not operating, or even the engine failing to start because the required signal is not being sent and the spark plugs are not able to burn the fuel. This shows why maintenance is important, and why you will want to replace a broken distributor.

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