The adjustment service consists of inspection of the distributor cap, rotor, and ignition wires, replacing when necessary. In addition, the reluctor air gap should be check periodically.
- The distributor cap is held on by 2 spring clips. Release them with a screwdriver and lift the cap straight up and off, with the wires attached.
- Remove the rotor retaining screw. Pull the rotor head (not the spoked reluctor) straight up to remove it.
- Rotate the engine until a reluctor spoke is aligned with the stator. Bump the engine around with the starter or turn it with a wrench on the crankshaft pulley bolt for this correct position. Check the reluctor air gap by using a non-magnetic feeler gauge.
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- Measure the air gap between the reluctor and stator. If not within specifications 0.012-0.020 in. (0.30-0.50mm), loosen stator retaining screws and adjust. Always properly center stator and reluctor assembly before tightening after adjustment procedure.