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Is it common for the gear on the distributor to slip down on the shaft of a 90 toyota 4runner. Timing belt not broke cam still turns? Distributor not turning when cranking. Gear looks to be oout of place due to wear on top of gear.

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You can tell upon removing the distributor and checking the teeth. They are machined all alike, even without any rounded edges or very sharp corners

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CHECKING YOUR TIMING BELT and TENSION.
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