No you don't have to remove the distributor .Just remove the two Phillip screws. in the pic there circled in black .
3. Turn the engine using a socket wrench on the front pulley bolt until the projection on the pickup coil is directly opposite the signal rotor tooth.
4. Get a non-ferrous (paper, brass, or plastic) feeler gauge of 0.30mm, and insert it into the pick-up air gap. DO NOT USE AN ORDINARY METAL FEELER GAUGE! The gauge should just touch either side of the gap. The permissible range is 0.20-0.40mm.
The air gap on all 1987-88 engines is NOT adjustable. If the gap is not within specifications, the distributor must be replaced.
5. If the gap is either too wide or too narrow, loosen the two Phillips screws mounting the pick-up coil onto the distributor base plate. Then, wedge a screwdriver between the notch in the pick-up coil assembly and the two dimples on the base plate, and turn the screwdriver back and forth until the pick-up gap is correct.
6. Tighten the screws and recheck gap, readjusting if necessary.
Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 7:42 AM