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Old 07-04-2011, 04:26 PM
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Before heading out, I yanked the distributor and removed the Ignition Control Module. I went to Autozone and had the Ignition Control Module tested. The employee at first said it failed. But then he tested it again after testing a new one, and it passed. I purchased a can of CRC Lectra-Motive Electric Parts Cleaner to clean out the distributor. I found a set of strap wrench for $15.99, but decided to try Harbor Freight, which had 'em for $2.99.

Unfortunately, the strap on the larger wrench kept slipping on the section between the balancer and the pulley due to large amount of grease. So I loosened up the power steering pump to remove the belt and tried the wrench on the pulley, but still too much slippage. On my return to the tool box, I found the six-point 16mm socket and tried that on the bolt head and it worked. Could've saved me a trip...

Because I was turning the balancer from below the truck, it took quite a few tried to get the mark as close to zero as possible. Also, the 16mm socket is now stuck to the bolt. Guess I'll leave it there for now...

I have cleaned out the distributor by gently spraying the CRC stuff. Im now going to drop it back in, using the same steps I followed in post #14* (page 10)
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