So, I’ve lost faith in yet another mechanic’s ability to fix (or even car about) my car’s problems. My car, a 1995 Geo Prizm (AKA Toyota Corolla), has been stuttering and hesitating for a while now, and my dealership merely states that it “CANNOT REPLICATE THE PROBLEM” … which is ridiculous.
So I’ll look for another mechanic. Meanwhile, a friend rode in the car for the first time and said, “Why is your car doing that? Have you had the distributor cap looked at?” He had once had similar trouble with one of his cars, and replacing the cracked d.c. fixed the problem.
So I’d like to take a look at the distributor cap, to see if it’s visibly damaged. The problem is, I’m no car geek and my owner’s manual has zilch on the distributor cap. (Other parts are labeled, but not that.) So, where is it? Does it, in fact, exist? A web search turned up one page indicating that d.c.'s are no longer used in modern cars. Is this true? Does 1995 qualify as modern, or not?