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Old 06-22-2004, 03:24 PM   #1
 
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Default What would cause distributor rotor not to spin??

As topic states what would cause it not to spin? I thought my timing belt might have snapped but it's still good. I'm not sure if the timing is off or some teeth were shredded..But wouldn't the rotor still spin when I crank the car? What are some other possiblities? Could my distributor be bad? Has anyone else had this problem?
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Default Re: What would cause distributor rotor not to spin?? (preludacris)

the "conection" between the distributor and cam is broken either that or the rotor itself is broken
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the connection seems fine...Im looking at the dizzy right now and the rotor looks fine..What would it look like if its broken?
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Default Re: What would cause distributor rotor not to spin?? (preludacris)

ok, first of all, is the cam moving? if it is, did you took the dissy out?? is the key (the part that conects to the cam) ok?? when you spin the dissy (outside of the car) does it spins freely?
did you took the valve cover off?
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ok, first of all, is the cam moving?
Is the cam turning? Is part of the cam turning? Is the cam pulley turning?
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he should have figured it out by now. its not rocket science
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Its been sitting in my garage..I've just been driving my other car. I work to much so i havent had a chance to look at it. All I've done so far is take off the valve cover and distributor.
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just buy a new cap and rotor i think their 30 for both
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broken timing belt...

oops..sorry...didn't read all your post.

maybe your dist. rotor shaft has snapped into.
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is the distributor rotor shaft inside the distributor?
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When the crank turns, it turns the camshaft via a belt. When the camshafts move, the distributor moves as its keyed to the cam. The rotor is keyed to the dizzy shaft, so even if you didn't put the screw in, it should still turn.

Put a rathcet/socket on the crank and turn it; What moves, what doesn't?
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Am i suppose to turn the crank clockwise or counter? I was turning it both ways and it would turn a couple rotations and then I couldn't turn it. The crank pulley belt also looks a little worn could that be the problem? What all should I see moving when I turn the crank pulley? Sorry for the noob questions. Any input would be helpful, thanks Click the image to open in full size.
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i told you counterclokwise, try to not turn it clockwise for your engine....
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Default Re: What would cause distributor rotor not to spin?? (preludacris)

take the spark plugs out to make it earier to turn your engine over by hand.

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Just take off you distributor and take the cap off. Turn the rotor by hand and see if it turns the shaft too.
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