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    GM Corvette 1984-1996 Repair Guide

    Pick Up Coil

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    Testing

    See Figure 1

    1. Remove the rotor and pick-up coil leads from the module.
    2.  
    3. Using an ohmmeter, attach one lead to the distributor base and the second lead to one of the pick-up coil terminals of the connector, as shown in test 3 in the accompanying figure.
    4.  
    5. The reading should be infinite. If not, the pick-up coil is defective.
    6.  
    7. Attach both leads of the ohmmeter to the pick-up terminal ends of the connector, as shown in test 4 in the accompanying figure.
    8.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Ohmmeter connections for testing the pick-up coil

    1. The reading should be a steady value between 500-1500 ohms.
    2.  
    3. If the reading is not within the specifications, the pick-up coil is defective.
    4.  

    While testing, flex the leads to determine if wire breaks are present under the wiring insulation.

    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    See Figures 2, 3, 4 and 5

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Remove the distributor from the vehicle. For details, please refer to the procedure later in this section. Remove the cap and rotor.
    4.  
    5. Matchmark the gear and shaft for installation purposes, then drive the roll pin from the gear and pull the shaft assembly from the distributor.
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    Fig. Fig. 2: Once the distributor is removed from the vehicle, use a hammer and punch to carefully drive the roll pin from the shaft

    1. Unfasten the 3 retaining screws, then remove the magnetic shield from the distributor.
    2.  



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    Fig. Fig. 3: The magnetic shield is held in place with 3 screws

    1. Remove the thin "C" washer (waved retaining ring), then lift the pick-up coil straight up to remove from the distributor.
    2.  



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    Fig. Fig. 4: You must remove the thin "C" washer in order to remove the pickup coil

    1. Remove the magnet and pole piece.
    2.  



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    Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the pick-up coil, magnet and pole piece

    To install:
    1. Install the pole piece and magnet.
    2.  
    3. Install the pickup coil and the thin "C" washer.
    4.  
    5. Assemble the shaft, gears parts and roll pin. Use the marks made during removal for alignment purposes.
    6.  
    7. Spin the distributor shaft to be sure the teeth do not touch. If the teeth make contact, loosen, then re-tighten the pickup coil teeth and Hall Effect Switch teeth (if used) to eliminate contact.
    8.  
    9. Install the rotor and cap, then install the distributor assembly. For details, please refer to the procedure located later in this section.
    10.  
    11. Connect the negative battery cable.
    12.  

     
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