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Purchase a replacement distributor for a 1994 Mirage 1.5L The key for the new seems to be 180 degree off from the other - since the rotor points the opposite direction when I put it on. Did I get the wrong distributor? Can the key be removed and reinstalled to correct the issue?

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If the offset is held onto the shaft with a roll pin you can remove pin , rotate offset and reinstall pin. should then be o/k

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Have you tried turning the distributor whie it is running? It should smooth right out the closer you get to the right spot. Dont take anything apart if you dont have to. Good luck

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