Getting Zapped

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  1. '94ChickStang

    '94ChickStang Member

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    I'm pretty sure I shouldn't get electrocuted every time I touch the coil, distributor cap, or plug wires near the cap. So I'm losing spark somewhere, anyone ever have this happen?

    I can trouble shoot each of the items I mentioned but don't exactly have extras sitting around to swap out, any advice on which to start with would be helpful. The wires look to all be in tact, nothing exposed...the cap and rotor are about a year old with under 5k miles. All MSD crap.
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  2. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    You solved it yourself... MSD crap
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    Spray a fine mist of water with some vinegar around that area. You should be able to spot the source of the spark.
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    jozsefsz Active Member

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    Had the same problem with my nearly new MSD cap & wires until I threw them all in the trash. The arcing was coming from the poor-quality / too short / too loose silicone boots and jumping wherever it wanted to go. Glad I'm not alone as it ticked me off quite a bit to burn the cash like that.
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