Top Distributor Questions
Why did the gear pin break after I installed a remanufactured distributor?
The gear pin is designed to break to avoid damage to the cam gear and the cam shaft. This problem is due to an oil pump that has seized due to insufficient oil. Inspect the oil pump. If pump does not turn freely it must be replaced.
My oil pump is not seized and there is plenty of oil, but the distributor I placed in the motor had the gear teeth broken when I started the vehicle. What should I do now?
Distributor gear and camshaft drive gear wear together in a pattern. When only one of the pair is replaced, repeat failure is highly possible. Inspect both gears, if either is worn, both must be replaced. Be sure to match replacement unit with original gear and shaft bottom.