Originally posted by hot_eb
As for the distributor dying, anyone had something similar before? i had the same problem on a corrolla and cost about $250 to fix (it just needed some part - not a new unit. WOuld i be looking at the same sort of price to repair/replace the one in my eb?
Had the exact same thing happen to an EA, RAC guy threw the box on and followed me home. Its a fairly ommon problem and iirc its the TFT module hanging off the side of the dizzy - that rectangular plastic bit.
2 ways to fix it, new dizzy/module as an assembly or a new module only, something like $40 or $50 difference and as such most mechanics go the whole hog which is not such a bad idea.
Call Ford Spares and ask the prices, I think it was aorund $340 for the mod or 390 for the complete dizzy.