Hi and thanks-- Are you talking about the crank position sensor electronics going out and/or the shaft bearings? I guess I'll take the whole distributor off and check.smj999smj wrote:It sounds like you need a new distributor....a fairly common failure on VG-series engines. They tend to start to fail as they get hot until there's no spark. Once they cool off, they'll work again for a little while. It would also explain your ignition system trouble code and the "rattle" might be the shaft bearing failing inside the distributor.
Looks like you were right first time--the top bearing is shot and there's probably enough play in it to drive the sensor crazy.smj999smj wrote:Yes, they are both prone to failure, which is why it's usually best to replace the distributor assembly. If it starts running bad to the point where it stops running and you find you have no spark, chances are that's where your problem is.
Why on earth? The bearing was the only faulty part! Lord knows what a whole 'new' distributor would cost, if you could even find one. Or did you mean rebuilt? Well, I just rebuilt mine for $8.00 and a couple of of hours' work--and with a great deal of satisfaction 8>)smj999smj wrote:I wouldn't just gotten a new distributor, but that's me.