I am a mechanical novice.
My car starts and idles well, but has poor acceleration and power.
I guess the first thing I should do is hook a plug wire up to a new
sparkplug and see if the spark is blue or yellow. If it is yellow, then
some component in the ignition system is not working right.
I want to keep this easy.
Maybe I should just assume that it is my rotor and cap, and get it changed.
I know I can use a multimeter to check the OHMs on the ignition coil (How
often do coils go bad?)
If my spark is a nice healthy blue, could my problem be caused by timing?
The problem has gradually become worse. It used to hesitate only when the
engine was cold. Now it hesitates and has power loss all the time. Makes
me think the rotor has worn out.
I am a novice, but have the Bentley Manual.
Thanks in advance.