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ron eckman 11-03-2003 06:33 PM

Hello hotrodders,
This site is awesome. Maybe someone might be able to offer some assistance to me and my buddy. He has a 91 thunderbird 302. The problem is that the rotor in the distributor keeps breaking. When replaced it ran until he stomped it then it broke again. After replacing about 3 times it won't start at all now. I took the coil wire off and looked for spark ,but didn't see or feel a spark. Any help on this would greatly be appreciated.
Thank you.

poncho62 11-03-2003 06:47 PM

Sounds like you have excessive play in your distributer shaft, which causes it to move around and break. Maybe, when it broke last time, a piece went down inside the distributer and broke or jammed the pickup.
I would be looking for a different distributer.

ron eckman 11-04-2003 06:09 AM

hit the nail on the head
Thank you for your response. The metal tabs from the rotor was all over in the bottom of the distributor. I cleaned them out with a magnet, but probably did so too late. Thanks again.

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