I'm working on a 1982 Chevy S-10, V6 2.8L Automatic, No A/C, No P/S. 120K miles.
I purchased a rebuilt distributor to replace the original one. (The old one was suspect and and looked like swiss cheese inside.)
I removed the one bolt and hold-down and anticipated that one good tug would result in the old distributor coming free. But I was wrong.
Anyone with experience with a 2.8L V6 knows that the distributor sits in back of the engine close to the firewall. Therefore it's close quarters.
I have removed the hood and have actually been sitting above the engine with a foot on each wheel well just trying to budge the distributor.
I've even been looking for a second hold-down thinking that another one was still holding it down.
BTW, the distributor will rotate 1mm in each direction so I doubt that it's rusted down.
I'm to the point of getting a hernia. And a bit tired of dealing with it. If you know what I mean.
Any tips or tricks to help in the removal?
Thanks in advance.
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 AT 5:10 PM