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How do I remove distributor shaft out of distributor for 1958 edsel


there is a roll pin that holds the drive gear to the distributor shaft. if you can note the position of the gear or take a picture of it before removal to help when reassembling. then pull the shaft out of the housing, it may be hard to remove because of the old oil build up on the shaft so you may have to clean and spray the shaft to aid in removal. its been a while so there may be a lock clip at the base of the distributor shaft were it is close to the housing to keep the shaft from running up into the distributor cap causing damage.

Sep 16, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1957 Ford 292 engine and it is misfiring on cylinders 4 and 8. What could be the problem?


I had a 312 cid in my 1956 Ford. There are several possibilities and in the firing order, cylinders 4 and 8 are next to each other in Counter Clockwise firing order.
There is a ridge on the cap which matches a slot on the distributor and allows the 2 parts to interlock and mesh. Any other rotation of the cap will tip the cap off center and increase the firing gap on the high side while possibly causing the opposing terminals to scrape.
Wear in breaker plate bushing or distributor shaft bushing. Easily determined if you can find a real old-time speed shop with a Distributor curve machine. What happens is torque shifts the spinning distributor shaft to the side of the bushing with excess play. Basically same thing happens with a worn breaker plate; movement causes misalignment of breaker plate and points lose gap when breaker cam tries to lift points.
If removed you can fiddle with distributor shaft and put points on "High-cam" for each cylinder and measure point gap. Logically, if perfect, each "High Cam" has the same gap. But wear will show up if you put pressure either on the breaker plate or the distributor shaft.
There is a spring pin holding the distributor gear onto the shaft. You may find a seal on the shaft at some point. The parts were lubed by the oil "sling" onto the distributor housing, You may be able to "180" the distributor drive gear so mark it relative to the distributor shaft.
Other than the above, I do not know if an 8mm wire would fit into the Distributor cap; the older wires were 7mm 0r thinner and sometimes spark would jump if the wires crossed.
Finally, and much more expensive would be worn rear Camshaft bushings. 4 and 8, I believe were opposed and wobble could account for non electrical misfiring.
I hope my info has helped you. Would be interested in what you found.

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Whats the easy way to take the distributor shaft out to change pickup coil on a 1988 ford mustang 5.0


Undo the retainer bolt and lift the distributor out. Mark the rotor position and the distributor position in relation the block at the base. You will need to press the shaft out to replace the pickup, do not dmage the drive gear on the shaft.

Aug 29, 2012 | 1988 Ford Mustang

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Oil pump shaft broke off. How can a person remove broken tip up inside motor?


The oil pump shaft is driven by the distributor. If a broken piece of the oil pump shaft is still lodged in the distributor drive socket you may have to remove the distributor to remove the broken piece. Normally there is no retainer keeping the shaft inserted into the distributor drive socket. So when the oil pump is removed the shaft will typically slide, or fall out.

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1987 toyato pick up 4 cylinder it just died thought it was timming chain. pulled vaule cover everything turns cam and crank, i noticed that the rotor on the distrubetr does not turn. what could that be....


Your distributor shaft is normaly driven by your cam so if your cam is turning the problem is somewhere between the cam and the rotor.

Most probably inside the distributor, the shaft that connects the rotor to the cam is not a sollid shaft, it is split within the distributor in order to accomodate the ignition timing advance function.

It is most probable at this point inside the distributor that the shaft has broken. this will require a new distributor or a recon unit.

Turn the rotor by hand and see if it turns freely whilst holding the shaft, if so you have found your problem, sometimes it turns quite stif but turns none the less.

Feb 16, 2011 | 1987 Toyota Pickup

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Removin the plug wires form the spark plugs


HI. This engine was designed with a coil on plug assembly. This means that your power source for the plugs are local(mounted directly on top of the actual plug). This engine dose not have traditional spark plug wires. Each coil has a connector that has two wires running to the connector that is connected to each coil on the engine. Release the coil connector by pushing down on the release clip on the top of the coil and sliding the connector out of the coil female connector. Once the wire connector has been removed from the coil, you can remove the coil from the cylinder port. There is a 10mm bolt that secures the coil to the respective cylinder plug port. Once this bolt is release, you can remove the coil and boot assembly. The actual wires do not need to be replaced.

Jun 20, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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How to replace the o ring distributor


Remove the spark plug wires from the distributor. Loosen and remove the distributor mounting bolt(s). Pull the distributor out from the head. The o-ring is on the distributor shaft. The old one probably needs to be cut off. The new one will stretch and slide into place over the shaft. Put some engine oil on the o-ring, and re-insert the distributor. You will need to turn the shaft to the right position to get it to fit back in place.

If you suspect that your distributor is leaking oil because of a bad o-ring, a new o-ring may fix the problem. However, make sure that the distributor shaft bearing seal is not leaking. You can check this by removing the distributor cap and looking for oil inside the distributor. If the bearing seal is leaking, replacing the o-ring will not solve the problem. You will need to rebuild or replace the distributor.

Mar 16, 2010 | 1996 Nissan Sentra

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We changed spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, distributor button, etc. We unbolted the entire distributor assembly and pulled it out from the engine. We now can't get the car to start or run. How do I...


Does "entire distributor aseembly" include the metal gear shaft??
If so, you must remove the distributor again and re-insert it in the proper gear groove.
Normally, you "mark" the distributor and the engine with a marker before you remove the shaft so that you can replace it so the gears mesh in the correct position.

You can use "trial and error" to reposition the distributor or you can:

1. Turn the engine to the "Top Dead Center" (TDC) position so that the distributor rotor points to the #1 cylinder sparkplug wire.
2. The rotor on the distributor shafdt should be positioned to "point" to the #1 sparkplug wire.
3. Re-insert the distributor gear shaft.

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Sep 10, 2009 | 1996 Mazda 626

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On my 01 dodge ram 1500 4x4 the shaft on the pass front seems to not disangage completely


check for vacume at the cad unit on axl case if you have vacume then remove the cad unit check to see if the fork moves freely if not replace when u put it back on put 5 onces of 80/90 in the cad unit fill by removin the electric switch on the top of cad unit pour in throu the hole.

Aug 27, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD

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Won't start


if you mean ignition rotor you need to replace the timing belt

May 05, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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