Your Toyota vehicle has a factory-installed distributor for a reason. Without it, your ignition coils wouldn't be able to direct electric current to the spark plugs in the right order and intervals needed for optimal firing.
What Your Distributor Cap Does
Your distributor cap acts as a cover, protecting the various distributor parts and maintaining contact between the distributor's internal rotor and the spark plug wires. Eventually, though, your distributor may begin to go bad.
How to Spot a Failing Distributor Cap
The signs of a failing distributor rotor and cap are fairly evident. They include:
- Engine misfires
- Extreme power loss
- Poor fuel mileage
- Cracked distributor housing
- Burns on the distributor cap terminal
- Engine hesitation
- Broken wire tower
- Engine stalls
- Your "Check Engine" light engages
Choose the Best Distributor Cap for Your Toyota
If you're not experiencing any of these symptoms, make sure to inspect both your rotor and distributor cap every time you perform a routine tune-up – or every 25,000 miles. Check your owner's manual to determine when yours has reached its rated mileage, since you'll want to replace it before then to enjoy consistent performance. Buying genuine OEM distributor caps is the right way to go, since they're the only ones that are guaranteed to fit your distributor. Buy yours from our online auto parts department today and we'll ship your order right out!
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