Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

having trouble getting the distributor rotor out

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BayouBlazer88, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. BayouBlazer88

    BayouBlazer88 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2002
    Posts:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lafayette, LA
    I have an HEI distributor with the remote coil (88' 350tbi) that has the pressed in rotor. The distributor looks to be the original and so I'm having trouble getting the rotor out. Is there any tricks to pulling it off without breaking anything or having to pull the distributor out of the engine?
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    Joined:
    May 31, 2000
    Posts:
    10,384
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Georgetown, TX
    The rotor is just pressed onto the shaft. Sometimes you have to pull pretty hard to get it to come off. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif A little rust on the shaft will hold onto the rotor pretty tightly.
     
  3. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Posts:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Quartz Hill, So. Cal
    Hummm...my 88 350 distributor had 2 screws on the rotor which attach it to the advance plate. I dont ever recall seeing an HEI with a pressed on rotor /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  4. BayouBlazer88

    BayouBlazer88 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2002
    Posts:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lafayette, LA
    Does yours have the coil built into the cap of the distributor? Because mine has a remote coil. GM may have changed the trucks ignition system in 88' and left the blazers and burbans the same or vice-versa. But mine definitely has no screws in the rotor and neither does the new one.
     
  5. 75-K5

    75-K5 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2002
    Posts:
    5,353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Anderson, Indiana
    Maybe he means the entire shaft, not just the plastic rotor under the cap.
     
  6. BayouBlazer88

    BayouBlazer88 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2002
    Posts:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lafayette, LA
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifFinally got it off. I gave up trying to pull it off with the distributor in the truck so I pulled the whole thing out, put the rotor in a vice, and yanked. Came right off when I threw my weight into it. Hopefully the new cap and rotor will correct the problem. Thanks for the help guys.

    -And no, I'm not talking about the whole distributor shaft. The rotor itself is pressed on with no screws holding it in. I think the only kind that is attatched with screws are the ones with the coil mounted on top of the distributor.
     
  7. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Posts:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Quartz Hill, So. Cal
    Interesting /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    Sounds like the old points/rotor setup with push-on rotor.
    Learned something new /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. dodgedude99

    dodgedude99 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Posts:
    784
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    burbia of illinois
    my '88 has the same rotor, and it was a bitch to get off also.
     
  9. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Posts:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL, USA
    Funny, my '87 has the same one. It came right off last time.
     

Share This Page