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My distributor wont turn!!!

I have a 1987 ford ranger with a 1983 model 2.0L in it with a 1 barrel. One day i was on my way to work and it just died on me. I replaced the plugs, wires, ignition control module, cap, and the rotor button before I realized that the distributor wasnt tuning. So I pulled the distributor out and the gear on the bottom was sheared very badly, I replaced the whole distributor and it still wont turn. Somebody PLEASE HELP!!!

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  • Ricardo Loranca
    Ricardo Loranca May 11, 2010

    check your timing belt. if your timing belt is broke nothing will turn over



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If the bottom of the distributor has a flat tip type end on it then it probably plugs into your oil pump you may have a jammed oil pump which would explain why the gear sheared off.

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How about the gear that turn distributor? it sprobably sheared also.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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