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Trying to install distributor but it doesn't seem to bottom out. Short by about width of a washer. Any suggestions?

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Depending on what your trying to put in like a chevy the distributor drives oil pump shaft not sure what your putting distributor in ? but if it is chevy ford look at the bottom of the gear should be slotted you my have timing marks on but may need to take a relatively long flat head screw driver and turn oil drive rod until your distributor falls in where you need it to

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Gilles quel sorte de voiture la grosseur du moteur laisse moi savoir

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  • pierre laplante Apr 11, 2015

    si tu sur que le distributeur est bien rentr?e sa peut quil te manque le seal ou washer soie sur quil y a pas des debrie dans le moteur qui ?enpeche ?aller aux fond ses les bonne piece installe un washer gm avait des seal en cardon ou prend un morceaux de gasket et decoupe en un



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  2. Loosen clamps holding air cleaner cover to air cleaner housing.
  3. Remove PCV make-up air hose from air inlet tube.
  4. Loosen hose clamp at throttle body.
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