Re: Stuck distributor... help!
Joe W. wrote:
> Any ideas for unsticking a stuck distributor? Checking the timing for the
> first time since owning the car made me realize that the dist is stuck and
> will not rotate. I loosened the hold down bolt and bracket and they move
> around just fine but the distributor refuses to budge. What should I try? I
> don't want to destroy the thing or snap it off. Also, there isn't too much
> room around the distributor as this is an '85 GT with A/C, and the A/C lines
> run durectly over and around the distributor.
> Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
A very common problem, and not that big a deal. Go out every day for a week and
spray just a little bit of PB blaster around the base. After a week, it should come
loose pretty easily just by grabbing and turning.
Don't hit it with a hammer, unless you plan on replacing it.
Some vice grips on the base may help. But they should be just tight enough to
get a good grip, not gorilla tight.
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