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NEED HELP FAST-CAN'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Can Can, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. Can Can

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    NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    WHAT IT SAYS.....Took the cap off and can't get it back on. it doesn't want to sit right and I can't get the tabs to catch........HELP!!!!!!!




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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    Look at the underside of the cap...there are a couple of tabs that must line up with the dist housing. Once those line up its just the spring loaded screws to push down and turn until they catch

    Rene

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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    I've done this before-----it just doesn't want to line up this time.....



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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    Check to make sure you are not getting caught on something like a wire. Sometimes they can be a pain to get on. Just keep playing with it till it sits correctly.

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    I'll try again...brb



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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    Make sure all 4 spring loaded screw things are rotated outwards and then try it. I'll bet one is turned in and is messin things up.

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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    Got it!!!!!!!!! Whew.........I think I was just getting frustrated......Goddam GM could have positioned the rear driver's tab a little btter, eh?



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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    Did you get a chance to check the mechanical advance mechanism?

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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    BTW, Rene, mechanical advance looked fine, snapped back ok. I think I'll take a closer look afer holidays though.



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    Cool, a pretty easy check to make and eliminate as a source of problems. Have a good holiday Paul!

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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    Hell it took me 10 minutes of messing with mine to get it back on my 89.

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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    Man, If you think the cap is hard, try taking the whole distributor out.



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    Re: NEED HELP FAST-CAN\'T GET MY DIST CAP BACK ON!!!!

    I can have the whole thing out of my 73 in about 2 minutes. Never had a problem with the cap on that one either. My 89 on the other hand is a real PITA.

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