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Intermittent while driving excelartion problems, spongy gas pedal. i replaced distributor/rotor, plugs and wires. Looking to swap out crank shaft sensor

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You may want to check for bad electrical connection on the TPS. Since you mentioned spongy gas pedal, you may want to check the mechanism for proper operation.

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f22-52.gif The distributor must be aligned with the camshaft drive to seat the distributor in the engine block or cylinder head.
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