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YOUR CAR WILL RUN IF IT IS NOT YOUR CAR WILL NOT RUN!!!!! if you mean my car won't run and is it the distributor, please check to see if your plugs have spark. If not, then no it is not working. But, none the less if the distributor is shot, don't be a tight wad. The most expensive distributor cap I have ever seen was $28.00. However, the distrbutor shaft itself, if it isn't working, that means your motor has siezed.

IF your coil isn't working first check to see if its getting voltage. If it is replace the coil. If it isn't then you got a wiring problem. That could be caused by a number of problems. Note when checking a coil there are proper procedures for checking it. Basic simple test for checking it from a repair manual will help isolate the problem. Can't go into details not knowing the make and model of your car.

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