North American Turbocoupe Organization

Removing Distributor
KMcGrathNJ Offline
Senior Member
How do I take this out of the engine? I have loosened the bolt and clamp, and it turns, but won't come up. Did I miss something?

I am trying to replace the stator.

88 TC T5;White/Red; All options exept Leather; Front Mounted K&N cone filter; 140 Speedo; Superchip; Gillis Boost Valve; Custom vac/boost-volt-temp gauge cluster in console Ground Effects; Spoiler; Blaupunkt H/U; Boston Accoustic 3 1/2" in dash; Polk 6" in doors; Infinity 5 1/4 component in rear deck;
Rockford 10" sub; (2) Alpine amps

Near Future -Paint

Matt S Offline
Posting Freak
I found the helix ? cut of the gears caused me to think I missed something, jiggle the rotor post as you pull up - I think it wants to rotate counter clockwise to get out of the gear. Don't smack yourself in the forehead from pulling like I did.
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Quote:Originally posted by KMcGrathNJ:
[B]How do I take this out of the engine? I have loosened the bolt and clamp, and it turns, but won't come up. Did I miss something?B]

Did you actually *remove* the bolt/clamp, or just loosen them?

Estoril blue 1987 TC 5spd, 141k miles
PRofec B electronic boost controller, kirban fpr, walbro 255 pump, Bailey BOV, Spearco 26x8x3 FMIC, a237 cam, t3/t4 50 trim / stage III .63, 3" exhaust, eec-tuner, 55pph injectors,
Best 1/4 mile: 13.64 (with 2.19 60' time) @ 102.91mph And that was on 93 octane Wink

88turbo Offline
You have to remove the bolt and clamp to get it out. Getting that clamp back on right is a PITA! You have to get the dist. in first, then reach around the side of it to slip it back into place without being able to see what you're doing or where you're going...

rairbird Offline
Senior Member
When putting the bolt back in, keep the cap off and you will be able to work easier. Also, you might want to go to the hardware store and get an allen head bolt that fits in there instead of the 17 mm bolt that is a PITA to deal with. My 2 cents.
I edited this post remembering that I was mistaken in calling an allen head bolt a hex head bolt. Hope I didn't confuse anyone besides myself.
87 T/C, 5sp., Ported/Polished head, 1.89, 1.59 S.S Valves. Motorsport Lifters, A-234 cam, Fidanza cam sprocket, ported polished lower, gutted upper intake, Rod's S/S headers, 3" DP, T3/T04E 46, Gillis BCV, K&N Air Filter, 42LB injectors, kirban Adj. FPR, Walbro 255 FP, EEC Tuner, Head and Main studs, ARP rod bolts.
The next mod is to install the GN intercooler.
88 T/C stock, 5sp.

[This message has been edited by rairbird (edited 03-15-2004).]

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