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Old 07-14-2019, 04:32 PM   #1
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so I'm running a 1987 SE 3.0. I went to time the truck and the cap shocked me. I went and got new plug wires, cap, and rotor. With all the new stuff on it I still get zapped. Tracing where the ark comes from, its coming from the center of the cap as stated. Like where the spring loaded pin is at. It is the same spot with the old and the new cap. Anyone know what would causes this I've dug and cant find anything. To also clarify, there is no arking from around any of the wires or anywhere else on the cap, just the top center.

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Old 07-14-2019, 04:39 PM   #2
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Replace the cap with one from Nissan. I went through three at auto zone before I got a good one.
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:41 AM   #4
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thanks for the quick update sorry for the delay, I got a Nissan cap and it no longer zaps.
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Glad it is normal again. Those cheap caps are junk.
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Interesting. Y'all using anything other than OEM ignition coils?
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Great info because my truck is back firing and cutting out at anything over full throttle I found that the plug wires are backing themselves off and dont plug into the coils right are there any wires and coils you guys sugest
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Great info because my truck is back firing and cutting out at anything over full throttle I found that the plug wires are backing themselves off and dont plug into the coils right are there any wires and coils you guys sugest
I like NGK plugs and wires. I havenít had to replace any coils.
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Always NGK plugs and wires.
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I like NGK plugs and wires. I havenít had to replace any coils.
Thanks I'll be getting some today
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