So my car's been running like sh*t lately, so today I took off my distributor cap. Inside the cap looks brand new, and my wires look really good too. However, the white tip of my rotor button is charred and burnt looking? Now I just can't figure out how to take it off? I thought it just pops off, but it doesn't want to budge.....help!
theres a little retaining screw on the back side/shaft of the rotor.. make sure you press in hard so the screwdriver doesn't slip out and strip the screw...
PLEASE be on the look out for this hit and run driver and car (mid 80's to early 90's Black GMC Jimmy w/ frontal damage) [img]http://images.honda-tech.com/set1/smile/emthdown.gif[/img]
you can take the distributor off the three bolts and electrical connection, but if you do make sure to set your ignition timing (it really wouldn't be that much easier to remove the screw that way, but you can try).
u have to use the right size of screwdriver to prevent it from stripping. u want the screwdriver to snugly fit the + head of the screw.
been there and i had to take the distributor off to force it out.
It's ghetto but draw a line across the distributor mount and bracket with a big marker so that when you put it back togather you can line it back up. I've done it before when my timing light was on loan. It'll let you get the car running again. When you get a chance use a light to set your timing where you want it.
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